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These are the fruits and vegetables we waste the most

Seven vegetables and fruits represent about half of all produce that goes to waste in supermarkets, according to a Swedish study. A focus on these can cut costs and help the environment.

Can salmon lice end up on your dinner plate?

Are there any parasites on the fish you buy in the store?

Forget thawing food in your fridge, use water instead

A tenacious myth would have you believe the best way to thaw frozen food is slowly, in the refrigerator. But food science researchers say it’s just not so.

Less waste with food wrapped in plants

Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less waste.

Frozen versus fresh vegetables

Stored fresh vegetables have lower vitamin C content than frozen. Research scientists have examined and compared nutrients in frozen and fresh vegetables.

Butchery law with anti-Semitic roots

The kosher method of butchery, called shechita, was fiercely debated in Norway and the rest of Europe before WWII, often with anti-Semitic undertones. Norway is one of three European countries that still forbids the practice.