Environment

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, study finds

Temperature increases during dry periods outpace average climate warming Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes. In a study published today in Science Advances, researchers at the University of California, Irvine report that temperatures during droughts have…

READ MORE
Farming

Wheat that pumps iron, naturally

Is biofortification the best thing since sliced bread? Well, biofortified wheat could certainly make it easier to help some humans get proper nutrition. Biofortification is the process of naturally increasing the nutritional value of a crop. Unlike fortification, which might add a mineral like iron directly to something like bread dough, the goal of biofortification…

READ MORE
Food

Researchers explore popular food trends in nutritional review

Evidence suggests beneficial outcomes from legumes, mushrooms, coffee and tea What’s the bottom line on the potential heart health benefits of popular health foods? In their second paper on controversial nutrition trends, researchers from the American College of Cardiology Nutrition & Lifestyle Workgroup of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council discuss nutritional “hypes” and controversies…

READ MORE
X