Forests Vs Food (Adam – DPhil Geography & Environment)

My name is Adam Formica, and I study at the school of geography and environment, and I work on environmental conservation. So about 70% of the Earth’s ice-free land right now is agriculture, about 1/4 of our emissions, human emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses, and we know we’re gonna have to […]

Mushroom farmers forage, clone and cook/UNC-TV Science

– If your only experience of mushrooms has been this situation, then that might explain why you think you don’t like mushrooms. Most people can’t digest raw mushrooms easily because they’re built from chitin, the same compound that lobster shells are made out of. I’m not trying to dump on button mushrooms, but there are […]

Cooking With Science – Fermentation and Taste

“Oh look”, I hear you say to yourself, “it’s a chubby guy with various tattoos and a big, stupid, hipstery beard. This is some kind of food show, isn’t it?” Well, you’re only half right. Because this is also a science show. I’m Kevin Glidden from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and this is Cooking […]

Untangling nature’s food webs

Professor Jane Memmott, University of Bristol One of the fascinating things about food webs is you do see the same patterns come up again and again. So for example, if I had a parasitoid network from my back garden, it wouldn’t look that different to a parasitoid network that we collect from the tops of […]

Food: Eating, drinking, and cooking (Earthlings 101, Episode 9)

Greetings, fellow aliens! Today we will talk about one of the earthlings’ favourite things: Food. Like many organisms, earthlings need various chemicals to sustain their metabolism. These chemicals are taken in three ways: Breathing, drinking and eating. Breathing means aspirating oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, which is heavier than oxygen. So, earthlings loose constantly weight […]

Future of Food: Farming in the age of climate change

I’ve kind of accepted my fate, in a way, of being, sort of, the guy that’s alarmed about this before everybody else is. “One slice of New York cheesecake.” Why is it, in so many of the sci-fi movies, “Breakfast of champions.” food of the future comes out of a gadget? “Hydrate level four, please.” […]

Apple Recipes and Tips from The Produce Lady

I just love fall! One of my favorite places to enjoy the colorful changes of the season is a farmers market. Markets around North Carolina turn brilliant shades of red, green and yellow this time of year with the arrival of fresh apples. I am The Produce Lady, and I work with North Carolina Cooperative […]

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Yogi Berra, a US baseball player and philosopher, said, “If we don’t know where we’re going, we might not get there.” Accumulating scientific knowledge is giving us greater insights, greater clarity, into what our future might look like in a changing climate and what that could mean for our health. I’m here to talk about […]