Giving out nutritional supplements can have positive effects on health care systems in low- and middle-income countries, writes Anita Chary, an MD/PhD candidate at Washington University. Case-in-point: Nutributter in Nicaragua. Children’s caregivers who visited health…

Foodborne illnesses sicken some 48 million people in the US each year. The federal Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration studied nearly 1,000 foodborne outbreaks—mainly from 2008 to 2012—to identify foods that frequently transmit E. Coli, Salmonella,…

Limiting sugar intake to less than 10% of daily calories consumed could reduce the risks associated with being overweight, obesity, and tooth decay, according to new WHO guidelines released yesterday. The new guidelines zero in sugars added to processed foods. For the over…

Cassava, a crop whose starchy roots feed 500 million Africans, is in the process of getting a makeover that employs the best that agricultural science has to offer. From an African point of view, a big problem with cassava is that it’s originally a South American crop.…