Winter 2017

Growing New Farmers and Ranchers

New Entry program takes the lead in creating a nationwide network of apprenticeship programs.

For aspiring farmers and ranchers, hands-on fieldwork through an apprenticeship is a big part >>

Diet Change Would Feed More

Eating vegetarian, with a bit of dairy, makes the best use of American farmland.

If Americans change the way they eat, the existing U.S. farmland could feed a >>

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

In older U.S. cities, heavy rainfall doesn’t just flood basements. It can also send >>

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

We offer some tips on how you can fight food waste.

We asked Danielle Nierenberg, N01, president of Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, >>

Waste by Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Nearly a third of the food that we produce each year winds up getting >>

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

A group of eminent scientists found that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but >>

Top Stories

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

Hungry for Answers

We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

Waste by Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Get ’Em While They’re Cubs

Scout troops strive for healthier habits.

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

We offer some tips on how you can fight food waste.

Editor's Picks

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes

For a Longer Life, Add Less Salt

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer 

Home-Packed Lunches Fall Short

New study finds those brown bags are usually strong on snacks and weak on nutrition 

Mom, There’s Something Green on My Plate! 

Advice for handling your picky eater