This piece has been updated. A few years ago, the SciMoms received an email asking us about a 2017 video from Vox that states “what you eat matters: 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to simple dietary choices, or about two times as much as all the cars on the planet combined.” … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: What Does Meat Have To Do With Climate Change?
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
Essiac tea has been touted as a cure but what does the evidence show? What if I told you that I have a secret mix of roots and herbs passed down from an ancient tribe that, when combined into a tea called Essiac, could cure you of cancer? How much would you be willing to … Continue reading What is Essiac tea and can it cure cancer?
"GMOs" have become a stand-in for some very real concerns, but fear, anger, and distrust over "GMOs" distract us from these deeper questions.
There are no simple answers to the question of what we should eat. We all have to find what works for us in a complex, interwoven food system.
When you think about an exquisitely prepared multi-course meal served at the famed James Beard House in New York city, feedlot beef and supermarket tomatoes probably aren’t the first ingredients that come to mind. But that’s exactly what was on the menu at a recent dinner hosted by the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental organization based … Continue reading What Should I Eat: Big Environmental Questions and Cutting Edge Cuisine
What is the Impossible Burger? How does it bleed? Is it vegan? How does it taste? Learn more in this post.
This post on zero risk and reducing risk is part of a series written as a collaboration between neuroscientist Alison Bernstein and biologist Iida Ruishalme. Errors in risk perception are at the core of so many issues in science communication that we think this is a critical topic to explore in detail. This series is … Continue reading Risk In Perspective: Zero Risk Is an Impossible Dream