This One Food Could Cut Your Skin Cancer Risk in Half

This One Food Could Cut Your Skin Cancer Risk in Half

With all the warnings to wear sunscreen and cover up, worries about skin cancer can cast shadows over even the nicest beach day. Now scientists researching how to prevent skin cancer have good news—at least for all the tomato lovers out there: Eating the red fruit may greatly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

New Food Packaging Could Kill E. Coli

New Food Packaging Could Kill E. Coli

You wash your produce as soon as you bring it home from the grocery store—and if you don’t, get in the habit—but a quick cleanse under cool water won’t protect you from everything an apple or zucchini squash encounters from farm to table. And that’s why scientists from the Agricultural Research Service are working to develop a new packaging—that will contain chlorine dioxide—to make our produce even safer.

Listeria: a persistent threat

Listeria: a persistent threat

Listeria became a hot topic in recent years and regardless the many industry guidelines and new legislation requirements, it still remains a big concern in the food industry, especially among the Ready-to-Eat food manufactures.

Connecting the People & Science of Food & Farming

Connecting the People & Science of Food & Farming

Why should people interested in food and farming care about social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? It’s really quite simple. Mass influence. Facebook reached 150 million users nearly three times faster than a cell phone. If you’re not at the table, you can’t be a part of constructing the conversation about nutrition, science and agriculture – nor can you counter the misinformation campaigns around food, fuel, feed or fiber.