What Should We Eat?
When I became a mom, I wanted to feed my kids nothing but organic and locally grown foods, figuring these foods were best for the planet and for the health of my growing kids. Later, when I came to question some of the hype around the organic, non-GMO and locavore […]Read More
The Social Consequences of the GMO Debate
The GMO debate has been raging for two decades, but this debate isn’t actually about GMOs at all. Rather, “GMOs” have become a stand-in for a number of very real concerns: Who controls our food supply? Who makes sure our food is safe to eat and our environment is protected? […]Read More
What Should I Eat: Big Environmental Questions and Cutting Edge Cuisine
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 […]Read More
The Impossible Quest for a Vegan Burger in a Doublemeat-Lovin’ World
A plant-based burger that has the taste and texture of a real burger. These “meats” could help reduce our meat intake, benefiting both our health and the environment. But most veggie burgers lack the fatty flavor of meat. They’re too spongy, dry, grainy—actually, there aren’t enough adjectives to describe the […]Read More
Risk In Perspective: Zero Risk Is an Impossible Dream
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 […]Read More
Ask SciMoms: what’s the environmental impact of beef?
This is the first post in a new segment we’re naming “Ask SciMoms”. Every month, we’ll pick a few questions we’ve received and answer them. If you have a submission, you can send it to us by our social media channels or by emailing email@example.com. In our first post, we […]Read More