Dental Detectives

October 25, 2016

What fossil teeth reveal about ancestral human diets. When scientists want to know what our ancient ancestors ate, they can look at a few things: fossilized animal bones with marks from tools used to butcher and cut them; fossilized poop; and teeth

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Recent research suggests climate change will lead to troubling social and economic damages, including a severe drop in global GDP

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Who is right? Is your choice to eat meat really your own or should you consider more than yourself? How fair is it to tell others what to eat? The situation is so complex that it kind of makes you hungry. Let’s look at both sides of the burger (or sirloin or lamb chop, etc.)

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Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a staple in parts of Africa and a delicacy in Europe and beyond. But could smuggled bushmeat expose us to the next big infectious disease? Akshat Rathi finds out

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When Lanarion Norwood Jr. was 9 years old, he opened his family’s refrigerator to find it almost empty. His grandmother, unemployed because of disability, had run out of food for the month. So Norwood did what many young children adamantly resist: He went to bed early. Sleeping, he reasoned, would help him suppress hunger, and he knew the next day he could eat at his Atlanta school

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New Food Labeling Law

September 13, 2016

‘Victory wrapped inside a defeat’?

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It’s been called the “omnivore’s dilemma.” And nobody, not even an expert, is exempt from it. Here’s what experts buy. With comments from our Global Food Ethics & Policy Program collaborator, Alan Goldberg

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The Monday morning scene at Juanita Stanley’s apiary in Summerville, S.C., was ghastly and stunningly quiet: Everywhere one looked were clumps of honeybees, dead after a dousing on Sunday with the potent pesticide with which the local authorities had intended to kill mosquitoes

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