How much does eating meat affect nations’ greenhouse gas emissions?

The food we eat is responsible for an astounding one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities, according to two comprehensive studies published in 2021. “When people talk about food systems, they always think about the cow in the field,” says statistician Francesco Tubiello, lead author of one of the reports, appearing in … Read more

WATCH NOW: Kenosha Public Museum Eco-Science Fair teaches kids about sustainability .. and eating bugs | Local News

The Kenosha Public Museum’s Eco-Science Fair taught visitors how to make blankets out of plastic bags, create seed bombs and even to eat bugs on Saturday. Kenosha Unified School District students and guest speakers also weighed in on environmental issues and potential paths to a more sustainable future. Bridget Nash, the museum’s curator of social … Read more

Eating bushmeat could reduce childhood anemia in Amazon forest communities – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Eating wild animals, known collectively as bushmeat or wildmeat, is associated with reduced anemia cases among children living in the Amazon rainforest, a new study reveals. Largest study yet looking at childhood anemia and wildmeat Iron-deficiency is the major cause of anemia in children and is the leading cause of disability in children aged under … Read more

30-Year Study Finds Eating Two Servings of Avocados a Week Linked to Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A 30-year study of more than 110,000 health professionals found that participants who ate at least two servings of avocado a week had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who rarely ate avocados. Replacing animal products like butter, cheese, or bacon with avocado was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular … Read more

Eating Protein From a Greater Variety of Sources Linked With Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure

In a study of nearly 12,200 adults in China, eating protein from a greater variety of sources was associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure. This suggests that consuming a balanced diet with a moderate amount of protein from diverse food sources may help prevent new-onset hypertension. Eating a balanced diet including … Read more

Daytime eating may reduce the health risks in night shift work

Credit: Taylor Davidson / Unsplash. In a new study supported by NIH, researchers found that eating during the nighttime — as many night shift workers do — can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with nocturnal work life. Previous studies have shown that shift … Read more

We Should Be Eating More Insects and Using Their Waste To Grow Crops

This diagram shows a circular food system fueled by insects-as-food-and-feed production and waste. Credit: Barrágan-Fonseca et al. Marcel Dicke already knew that insects are an excellent source of protein for humans, but he did not expect to learn that they have such a positive impact on plants. In an Opinion paper published on March 2, … Read more

Eating More Bugs Could Help The Environment Even More Than We Thought

Insects have been touted as a food of the future, not least because of the sustainability benefits. An excellent protein source, they take up significantly fewer resources to produce when compared to traditional farming. Give your farm of mealworms around 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of food and you’ll get a kilogram of edible protein; with … Read more