In first extensive study of commercial avocado oil quality and purity, UC Davis researchers find majority impure or stale. Food scientist says standards needed to protect consumers and industry. Consumer demand is rising for all things avocado, including oil made from the fruit. Avocado oil is a great source of […]

A microscopic view of spiny pollen from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains. Credit: University of Missouri University of Missouri researchers discover wildflower’s spiny pollen adapts to help plants reproduce. Have pollen. Must travel. Over 80% of the world’s flowering plants must reproduce in order to […]

Research team from the University of Göttingen investigates the influence of storage on the flavor of ripe tomatoes. There is much debate about the correct storage of tomatoes. There are two main options available to consumers: storage in the refrigerator or at room temperature. A research team from the University […]

Grilled vegetable skewers bring the flavor when meat isn’t on hand. Tessa Simpson/Unsplash Hang on to your thighs, shoulders, and breasts: A chicken, pork, and beef shortage could be hitting your grocery store soon—and for good reason. From Waterloo, Iowa, to Wilkesboro, North Carolina, thousands of unprotected workers at meat-processing plants […]

Credit: Duke University Would the world stop drinking Coca-Cola if it no longer came in single-use plastic bottles? They might, Coca-Cola’s Chief Sustainability Officer Beatriz Perez suggested at the World Economic Forum earlier this year: Coca-Cola “won’t be in business if we don’t accommodate customers,” she said. But Professor Dan […]

Bees visit pollinator-independent almond blossoms. Credit: Drs. Saez and Negri Pollination by bees is vital even when crops are assumed to be pollinator independent. That’s according to a study co-authored by Ethel Villalobos, a researcher in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Department of Plant […]