Articles (Food)

A Brief History of the Banana
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Most of us cannot imagine the world without the banana; it is one of the globe’s most favorite fruits. In 2019 alone, over 115 million tonnes of bananas were produced.

The Working Duck: Integrated Rice-Duck Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Some farmers are shying away from their overreliance on chemicals in farming and instead turning to old farming methods; one being integrated rice-duck farming.


Better Genes for More Crops
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Gene editing in plants aims to increase their nutritional value and fruit size, as well as enhance their ability to resist diseases and pests, and prolonging their shelf life.


Hydroponics: Soil-less Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Farmers use hydroponics to grow plants that need hard-to-maintain soil conditions. This technique depends on growing plants in nutrient solutions with or without the use of an artificial medium to provide mechanical support.


Vegetarianism: The Pros and Cons
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

While some people cannot imagine a day without meat, others insist that a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is the best way to enjoy food and stay healthy.


Citius, Altius, Fortius: Let’s Talk Science!
(Science and Sports)

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” reflects the history of the Olympic Games that have long been closely associated to science.


Let Us Burn More Fat
(Science and Sports)

Metabolism has a miraculous ability to turn the overweight into healthy, slim human beings; let us then find out more about it.


Ice Cream and Dental Health
(Safe Summer)

As temperature and humidity levels rise during the summer, many adults and children crave iced snacks which help them mitigate the heat. Ice cream is one of the most popular summer snacks; eating ice cream is a summer habit favored by everyone.

Cholestrol and Kids
(Woman and Child)

Once thought of as a disease of middle age, heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and other blood vessel problems, cholesterol is a growing concern among our children and adolescents.


Dates and their Nutritional and Health Value
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

During the blessed month of Ramadan, dates are highly consumed as they contain the sugars that provide the fasting person, during breakfast, with high energy that is easily absorbed and assimilated. What are the most famous types of dates? What are their benefits? Do they cause any harm to some people?


Coffee: Bliss or Sin?
(Good and Evil)

For coffee lovers, what is it about coffee that gets us hooked? Why is it good? Why is it bad?


A Sugar Free World (2): How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake?
(Health and the Human Body)

Overcoming a sweet tooth is difficult, even for those having a strong will; research shows sugar tricks your brain to demand more and more sugar.


A Sugar Free World (1): The Dangers of Excess Sugar Intake
(Health and the Human Body)

"We consume too much sugar!" You must have heard this statement before; it is worth hearing over and over again.

Refrigeration: Where to?
(Fact and Myth)

Who is not aware of the role of refrigeration? It is the main reason why we are able to preserve food for months without spoiling. In reality, the applications of refrigeration have expanded to include much more. 


What Happens to Our Bodies When We Eat Sushi?
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Sushi, that unique Japanese delicacy that has become popular all over the world and is now one of many people's favorite meals; yet, I regert to inform you that it is not as healthy as you think.


Food Waste and World Hunger
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Have you ever thought that the food waste you dispose of after each meal could be someone’s most precious wish in a different side of the world? 

Is the Sun going on Lockdown too?
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Recent reports state that the activity on the Sun’s surface has fallen dramatically, promoting a period of solar minimum that might cause droughts and famine on Earth.


Heartburn
(Health and the Human Body)

Heartburn is a common issue among people; many suffer from it not knowing that it is usually easily avoidable. So, What is a Heartburn?


How to Avoid the Coronavirus?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The key through this ordeal safely is carefully searching for correct information, and protecting yourself and your loved ones against this dangerous virus.


Famine throughout History
(Human Civilization)

Whether it happens because of poverty, conflict, or demographic problems, famine has always been one of the worst disasters to affect human life. 

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