Americans Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

Study finds a surprising link between food waste and diet quality
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U.S. consumers waste nearly a pound of food per person every day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, a new UVM-USDA study finds.

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Feed the World: Scientists Have a Plan to Save Chickpeas from Destruction

A study in Nature Communications, led by UVM Professor Eric Bishop von Wettberg, demonstrated a promising approach for how to improve the genetics of one of the world's most important and imperiled crops: chickpeas, the primary source of protein for 20 percent of the world's population.

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Global Warming a Buzzkill for Coffee Lovers

Coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — could decline by as much as 88 percent by 2050 due to global warming. 

That’s the key finding of a UVM study in Nature Communications that explores how climate change will impact coffee and bees.

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