The oceans’ last chance: ‘It has taken years of negotiations to set this up’

Wildlife in most of the lawless high seas faces an existential threat from fishing, shipping and the military. Next month, a landmark UN conference could finally bring hope

Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason. This is not how you season a pan, but caramelizing bananas look much more appealing than a plain skillet. Pixabay Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet…

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Micro solutions for a macro problem: How marine algae could help feed the world

By William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy, Tufts University and Asaf Tzachor, Doctoral Candidate, Science, Technology and Policy, UCL. Microalgae (shown here, _Haematococcus_) convert water and carbon dioxide to oxygen and nutritious biomass in the presence of light. Algaennovation, CC BY Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more…

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10 Healthy Food Essentials You Can Easily Make at Home-and Never Have to Buy Again

One key to making healthy foods at home is having a great pantry-and better yet, a green pantry. It’s a simple concept. Switch out the junk food and refined processed items containing unhealthy ingredients-like white sugar and corn syrup-with natural, whole-food staples. A pantry full of whole grains and flours, nuts and seeds, dried beans and…

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Salmon farming in crisis: ‘We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas’

Rare only 40 years ago, farmed salmon is now taken for granted in our kitchens. But the growth of the industry has come at great cost

Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price

Retailers say demand is at its highest for a decade with popularity spreading from fruit and vegetables to other groceries