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Space to grow, or grow in space — how vertical farms could be ready to take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi. But there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

11 ways to use nutritional yeast (and why you should)

I’ve been eating nutritional yeast essentially my entire life and love it on so many dishes, but I realize not everyone knows what it is, even though it is slowly making its way into the mainstream. It even has a…

How and why you should cook with bitters

If you’ve ever played around with cocktails, chances are you’ve dabbled in bitters, too. These herbal concoctions, made out of natural ingredients like herbs, bark, roots and fruit, are a key component in crafting a well-rounded cocktail. But did you…

Healthy Eating

Why avocados are good for you

When people think of avocados, they often think of guacamole, but there’s so much more to learn about this superfood. The avocado — produced in subtropical climates including southern Spain, Australia, Peru, Ecuador, California, Arizona and Florida — is versatile,…

Why avocados are good for you

When people think of avocados, they often think of guacamole, but there’s so much more to learn about this superfood. The avocado — produced in subtropical climates including southern Spain, Australia, Peru, Ecuador, California, Arizona and Florida — is versatile,…

Healthy Eating

What's so healthy about nuts?

Nuts have a lot going for them. They’re nutritious, portable and delicious. It’s no wonder they’re such popular snacks, especially among those who eat for better health. Because they are naturally gluten- and grain-free, they can be snack for those…

What's so healthy about nuts?

Nuts have a lot going for them. They’re nutritious, portable and delicious. It’s no wonder they’re such popular snacks, especially among those who eat for better health. Because they are naturally gluten- and grain-free, they can be snack for those…

6 foods more likely than chicken to harbor salmonella

Most of us take precautions in our kitchens against salmonella poisoning from chicken. We wipe up any raw juices on our countertop, wash cutting boards thoroughly and cook chicken all the way through, until it’s no longer pink. This helps…