Researchers have drafted the genetic blueprint of bread wheat - an important step towards crafting improved versions of a crop that already produces nearly 700 million tons of food annually.
The easiest way to describe a disease? Food of course. According to a respected pathologist, comparing diseases to the smell and appearance of certain foods can help professionals in diagnosing some particularly troubling ailments.
Researchers have discovered that a plant compound most commonly found in broccoli actually helps the body naturally expel carcinogens and other toxins that are in heavily polluted air.
A Japanese eel, which is a popular summertime delicacy enjoyed by locals, has been added to the international "red list" of endangered species.
Researchers may have determined why so many people reach for that bowl of chocolates or tub of ice-cream when they are feeling down.
No, there will not be a feast or a hoedown to celebrate this year's harvest of NASA's space lettuce, but it will mark the first successful harvest of vegetables grown in a process that astronauts will one day use to grow their own food.
According to a new study, scientists have come to a better understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences, which they say can lead to personalized nutrition plans effective not just in weight loss but in avoiding diseases such as cancer, depression, and hypertension.
Bacon: America's favorite breakfast food. The sound and smell of fresh bacon sizzling in a pan is famous for getting even the laziest of weekenders out of bed. But why is this? What makes the smell of bacon even better than sleep? The American Chemical Society has the answer.
A new high-intensity artificial sweetener has been approved by federal regulators as a substitute for natural sugar. The product is called advantame and is the sweetest of all high-intensity artificial sweeteners so far.
Three-hundred years ago, the British government offered a fantastical award to the first academic mind to figure out how figure out a ship's longitudinal location in real-time. Now Britain has done it again, offering a massive cash prize to the first scientist to solve one of the many major problems of our time - and it's up to the public to decide what that problem will be.
A Seattle woman is endeavoring to live without food for six months, and sustain herself with only water and sunlight in an experiment she calls "Living on Light." She has been documenting her journey to survive as plants do on Facebook and YouTube.
With all this talk of "rats" being found on Mars and plans of settling a human colony on Mars by 2023, one question remains, what will humans eat on the Red Planet? 3-D printed food, of course.
Women who experienced childhood abuse, including severe physical or sexual, are at a higher risk of developing a food addiction in adulthood compared to women who did not experience any abuse, according to a new study released Wednesday.
While certain causes of food poisoning in the U.S. have declined due in part to a government crackdown on slaughterhouses, bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more and more food poisonings, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).