New way to reduce food waste: humanizing

In a society that equates beauty with quality, the perception that blemished produce is less desirable than its perfect peers contributes to 1.3 billion tons of wasted food a year globally. Researchers are looking at the potential solutions. 

Scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Scientists have discovered the specific gene that controls an important symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi. The discovery could lead to the development of bioenergy and food crops that can withstand harsh growing conditions.

A very small number of crops are dominating globally

A new study suggests that globally we're growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale.

Scientists fight photosynthetic glitch in plants

Most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch. U.S. researchers have engineered crops with a photorespiratory shortcut that are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.

World's first kill-free chicken eggs are now available

Scientists in Germany have figured out a way to identify male eggs prior to hatching, which eliminates need for live culling.

There's not enough fresh produce for everyone in the world to eat well

If everyone in the world were to eat the recommended amount of vegetables, fruit, and protein, there wouldn't be enough to go around. This finding comes from a new Canadian study.

Love organic foods? Your odds for some cancers may fall

Eating more organically grown foods is linked to a 76 percent decreased risk for all lymphomas and an 86 percent reduced risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, French researchers say.

Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 will mean eating a lot less meat

Unless we make some changes, the environmental impacts of the food system could increase by 50 to 90 percent in the next 20 years and the planet will not be able to support our skyrocketing population.

World's first floating dairy farm comes to Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, is about to become home to the world's first floating dairy farm. An offshore facility is under construction and will house 40 cows producing 1,000 litres of milk per day.

Food waste will increase to 66 tons per second if left unchecked

Global food waste is expected to increase by a third by 2030 if no action is taken, reaching a whopping total of 66 tons of food wasted per second.

Scientists discover natural plant-based food preservative

The organic preservative comprises a naturally-occurring substance known as 'flavonoids'. The flavonoids created by NTU scientists have strong anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.

Colombia to produce deforestation-free chocolate

You’ll soon be able to enjoy your chocolate guilt-free. Colombia has become the first Latin American country and the third country in the world to commit to deforestation-free cocoa production.

The food system and AI’s transformative potential

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically reinvent the global food production system, with far reaching consequences on health, nutrition and environmental impact.

Natural edible coating prolongs lifespan of fruits and vegetables

Disruptive technology at its best, Apeel has been hailed as "the biggest revolution in food since refrigeration."

3D printed food for personalized nutrition

A team of researchers in South Korea have developed a 3D printing platform for creating customized food items. The technology can be precisely control the structure of food at a microscopic level.