The world's population is expected to hit 10 billion this century. Future widespread hunger is a palpable fear. New research shows that it need not be.
PETA ruffled feathers last month with a misleading ad campaign that suggested consumption of dairy products led to autism. The organization, already widely derided for its sensationalism, has an uphill road to climb if it ever wants to be taken seriously again.
Pollinators such as the common honey bee contribute as much as $15 billion to the United States agricultural market. With bee populations experiencing a staggering decline, the U.S. government is taking steps to try and save them.
Food labeling is about to get more honest after the Supreme Court ruled against Coca-Cola in a lawsuit brought against the soda giant by POM Wonderful. Coca-Cola had been labeling a juice "Pomegratate-Blueberry" despite the fact that the product contained less than 1% pomegranate.
For a few weeks only, the UK-based supermarket chain Waitrose is offering what they're calling "bubbleberries" due to their distinctive taste. In botanical circles, they're known as musk strawberries; in Jane Austen's day, they were called hautboys.
Modern formula's formula, so to speak, includes certain components of breast milk. The government plans to spend US$1.6 million to create something that's much closer to the real thing, revitalizing its domestic industry in the process.
Researchers found that mice treated with an antioxidant commonly found in coffee developed none of the retinal degeneration that contributes to loss of sight.
If signed, a bill passed by Vermont's legislature would make it the first US state to require disclosure for certain foods containing genetically modified ingredients. It would also clear the way for laws in neighboring states.
Charlie Harry Francis, owner of UK-based Lick Me I'm Delicious, has created many unusual frozen treats, but this is the first that uses synthesized jellyfish proteins to produce a unique glow. Unfortunately, the stuff's not cheap.
A new report warns that a quarter of the world's food crops are being grown in areas that are already experiencing high levels of water stress. Increases in drought conditions and population size could make the situation worse.
What started out as a personal experiment to reduce a typical human's nutritional needs to a single drink has now grown into an actual business, thanks to US$3 million in preorders and seed funding. One goal: Improving the taste.
A protein used by the liver to metabolize belly fat is also used by the brain's memory center. More belly fat increases the chances that the liver will steal some protein from the brain in order to do its job.
Inspired by the success of McDonald's and KFC -- which have outlets throughout southern and eastern Africa -- other American chains are exploring the sub-Saharan market.
Thanks to the government shutdown, the Food and Drug Administration can't fully check imported foods for things that could make us sick. This includes half the fruit, a fifth of the vegetables, and almost all of the seafood.
The inventors of the "TomTato" say their product -- the result of a decade's worth of development -- is the first successful tomato-potato graft to be produced for the mass market.