Scientists 3D Printed a Slice of Cake
The seven-ingredient recipe shows potential for the future of making food with this technology, researchers say
Scientists Are Injecting Alligator Genes Into Catfish
The technique could help prevent infections in the millions of pounds of farmed catfish raised for human consumption
The Seesawing History of Fad Diets
Since dieting began in the 1830s, the ever-changing nutritional advice has skimped on science
How Saliva Changes the Flavor of Food
The liquid impacts how we perceive taste and can influence what we choose to eat
Shrinking Pollinator Populations Could Be Killing 427,000 People Per Year
New research explores the relationship between human health and crop loss due to pollination deficits around the world
Elusive Yeast That Gave Rise to Lagers Found in Europe for the First Time
Students in Ireland discovered the ancestral fungus in the soil on their university's campus
Unearthing the Original Mediterranean Diet
An archaeologist works to find out how much fish ancient Greeks ate
This 12-Year-Old Designed a Water Bottle You Can Eat
After seeing plastic polluting her favorite beaches year after year, Madison Checketts decided it was time to do something about it
The Science Behind Your Cheese
The food is not just a tasty snack—it’s an ecosystem
Perennial Rice Could Raise Yields and Cut Costs
These plants that grow back year after year show promise, but they are not a silver bullet
The Ten Best Books About Food of 2022
From cookbooks to memoirs to food history, these ten titles will fill you up
Lab-Grown Meat Is Safe to Eat, FDA Says
The “no kill” product cultivated from animal cells has only small regulatory hurdles left before it can be sold in restaurants
Is Hacking Photosynthesis the Key to Increasing Crop Yields?
It’s an agricultural moonshot, but scientists hope to make plants like corn, wheat and barley as heat and drought resistant as cactus
Early Humans May Have Cooked Fish 780,000 Years Ago
New research adds to the debate about when humans began cooking with fire
Cows That Ate Hemp Produced Milk With THC and CBD
New research adds insights to the debate over using industrial hemp as livestock feed
Why Prehistoric Herders Didn't Spit Out Their Watermelon Seeds
Thousands of years ago, Saharans ate the kernels before the fruit became sweet
How Truffles Took Root Around the World
For centuries, the wild delicacy grew only in Europe. But improved cultivation techniques have enabled the pricey fungus to be farmed in new places.
Are Hybrid Grapes the Future of Wine?
Scientists, growers and winemakers are working with experimental varieties to adapt to the effects of climate change
Why Do Some Humans Love Chili Peppers?
An anthropologist traces the origins and paths of one of his favorite kinds of plants
Is Breadfruit the Climate Change-Proof Food of the Future?
New research suggests it will fare better than our current staple crops under warming conditions