Category Archives: Food

Can your biome make you fat?

  Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Netherlands, at only 1/270th the size of the US, is the world’s second largest food exporter by value…behind only the US. How did they do this? It’s all about the efficiency. Source: This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Essential Oils For Old Dogs?

Tokyo, Japan: It wasn’t until recently that my knowledge of oils was limited to two types: the black stuff that you put into your car and the clear stuff that you put on your frypan. Yes, I know, I was a typical clueless and uninterested guy. Fortunately, starting about fifteen years ago, my younger sister […]

Agribusiness Goes High-Tech

Silicon Valley is digging around for new startups to grow and is betting the farm that high-tech agribusiness won’t be small potatoes for long.  Big data and AI are being applied in more and more ways to better understand how we can improve agricultural systems around the world. Source: Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech […]

These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

Laura Entis, in a recent Fortune article, writes that gut bacteria has suddenly become all the rage again and now there is growing evidence that you can “catch” infections such skinniness, and obesity depending on the mix of microbes in your gut.  Some researchers speculate that the growing rate of antibiotic/ antibacterial substances used in healthcare treatment and in […]

Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty

Bill Gates, number one on Forbes’ Billionaires list, has a solution to reverse global poverty–chicken farming! Gates suggests that even a single chicken per household can change the economic circumstances for an incredible number of families around the globe. Source: Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty – and the Reason He’s ‘Never Raised’ One Himself

Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold

When it comes to the causes of global warming and climate change, many of us picture billowing clouds of black, toxic smoke spewing from vehicles and factories.  However, a growing number of environmental experts is sounding the alarm that we should take immediate steps in altering our food production. Source: Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold – […]