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Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year

Maytaal Angel, reuters.comMay 5, 2021 Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and...

Food of the future? EU nations put mealworms on the menu

May 4, 2021apnews.com BRUSSELS (AP) — Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe. The European Union’s 27 nations gave the...

Baby Food Safety Act Provides Framework to Significantly Reduce Heavy Metal Levels in Food

EDF Statement from Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy DirectorMarch 25, 2021 “Reducing heavy metal levels in baby food is key to protecting children’s brain development from...

The human-led climate crisis has begun to impact our world in profound ways.

THOMAS CROWFREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER23 March 2021 Along with the well-known impacts, such as increased weather extremes and rising global temperatures, there are secondary effects. One of...

People wasting almost 1bn tonnes of food a year, UN report reveals

Food discarded in homes is 74kg per person each year, with problem affecting rich and poor countries Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington4 Mar 2021 theguardian.com People waste...

What makes food ‘local’?

More people are choosing what to eat based on where it was grown, made or created. An anthropologist looks at the myriad ways we...

How safe is your baby food?

C. Michael White, University of ConnecticutFebruary 23, 2021 Heavy metals including lead, arsenic and mercury can be found in commercial baby foods at levels well...

Food Guidelines Change but Fail to Take Cultures Into Account

By Chaseedaw GilesFEBRUARY 1, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services have once again developed new food guidelines for Americans that...

Food Network Pulls ‘Worst Cooks In America’ Season 20 After Champion Charged With Child Murder

By Bruce Haring, deadline.comJanuary 23, 2021 The Food Network has scrubbed its latest season of reality series Worst Cooks In America after its champion has been arrested for a child’s...