SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
High fructose corn syrup, which some studies have linked to obesity, may also be harmful to the liver, according to a new study.
5 | March 23, 2010 5:00am |
Princeton researchers found that rats on high-fructose corn syrup diets became obese over the course of 6 months. High-fructose corn syrup is so prevalent in the American diet and might be a major...
7 | March 22, 2010 1:41pm |
Virgin America is trying to take airplane service to new heights by creating on-board features that cater to the techie in all of us, whether it's texting a fellow passenger from your seatback,...
March 22, 2010 2:12am |
Project in the Congo aims to thwart export of "conflict minerals."
March 19, 2010 5:41am |
Spain's new 325-mile high-speed rail line from Barcelona to Madrid transforms a six-hour car ride to a 2 hour, 38 minute commute. What's their secret?
3 | March 19, 2010 4:21am |
With the interest in neuromarketing growing in the media and the scientific community, two researchers sought to uncover whether the trend was worth the hype.
11 | March 16, 2010 4:00am |
The price of unhealthy foods -- soda, butter, beer -- has drastically dropped while prices of healthy foods has increased significantly, according to a chart of data over the last three decades.
15 | March 13, 2010 9:16am |
Our food producers are not bad guys, they're good guys. They want to eat too. When they are shown they can make more money with healthier goods, they will respond.
12 | March 12, 2010 5:15am |
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault said it now has 500,000 unique samples to become the most diverse collection of crops in the world.
3 | March 11, 2010 6:54am |
Australian researchers extracted DNA from a 19,000-year-old emu eggshell as well as other extinct birds, shedding light on how the avian creatures lived and died.
March 10, 2010 1:54pm |
Some time in the not-too-distant future, we will be able to look at data on millions of women and parse it carefully so we get their actual intake, not an estimate, and a firm result on this...
4 | March 10, 2010 5:27am |
Some 250,000 people in Sweden are allergic to the radio waves that are emitted when someone makes a call with a cellular mobile phone, according to a new report.
8 | March 8, 2010 8:07am |
The daughter of Arthur Frommer talks about why traveling -- especially budget travel -- is smart.
3 | March 8, 2010 4:00am |
Nissan, General Motors and Toyota have recalled millions of vehicles for faulty parts. Have we become a recall nation that lives and dies by the supply chain?
4 | March 4, 2010 9:39am |
High humidity might decrease the shelf life of your vitamins and supplements, even if the lids are on tight, a new study shows.
3 | March 3, 2010 4:00am |
How one city is working to protect its environment and sustain the Earth's natural resources.
March 3, 2010 4:00am |
Oxford University's psychiatrist Jonathan Flint has a sixth sense for people's moods. I met him last summer at a genetics conference when, sensing my sour mood, he came over to me to ask what was...
1 | March 1, 2010 7:23am |
A couple of red-tailed hawks took up residence on the ledge of a Philadelphia museum. Cue the webcam, and a city is glued to the screen.
5 | February 26, 2010 4:00am |
'Itâ€™s kind of a race--the giant corporations that are trying to destroy the earth, versus those of us who are trying save it.'
3 | February 26, 2010 4:00am |
Public-private partnership helps organizations gain access to raw computing power.
February 25, 2010 4:36am |