Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Nutrition & Wellness

4 Ways to improve your health literacy

Navigating health choices was already complex even before a global pandemic. Now, decisions like whether to send your child back to school or wear a mask in the park are compounded by vast amounts of scientific data and public recommendations. Even if you’re not a doctor or a scientist, a few Read More...

This middle school has its own mini grocery store to battle food insecurity

Gunna's Drip Closet And Goodr Grocery Store operates much like other grocery stores. It has food and household essentials with regular operating hours, but there are a few key differences between this shop and your local corner store. For one thing, everything is free. For another, it’s located Read More...

Blue food can help meet increasing global food demand sustainably

As global food demand is expected to grow by almost 60 percent by 2050, there’s an urgent need to feed the future world population in a way that doesn’t put too much pressure on the planet. According to five new studies, blue food could play a key role in feeding the world sustainably. Blue Read More...

New study identifies why you should definitely be eating more spinach

We’ve written about how spinach can boost muscle gain and is high in folate, but today we have another reason to eat more of this leafy green. New research from Texas A&M University has found that eating spinach could reduce your risk of colon cancer. In their study, the researchers Read More...

How to avoid a mid-afternoon caffeine crash

If you’re guilty of indulging in a cup of coffee, or three, every morning, you may find yourself experiencing fatigue and irritability mid-afternoon. Otherwise known as a caffeine crash, this slump can put a damper on your day, but understanding what causes it can help you avoid it in the Read More...

The Optimist View: Finding a fresh food solution with the help of the world’s saltiest plants

“Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.” - Michael Pollan BY Amelia Buckley What do you picture when you hear the word halophyte? No, it’s not an obscure insect or the name of Elon Musk’s new futuristic car. Halophyte Read More...

The sushi of the future will have fish-free versions of tuna made of fungi

Although the fishing industry usually has a lower environmental impact than meat farming, overfishing is an issue, so innovators are racing to come up with more sustainable alternatives without compromising too much on flavor. Among such innovators is Aqua Cultured Foods. The startup grows Read More...

6 In-season superfoods to add to your grocery list this fall

As we head into the fall season, many of us are looking forward to changing leaves and cooler weather, but one of the most exciting parts of autumn is a whole new range of superfoods coming back into season. Just as we anxiously awaited the arrival of strawberries and summer squash back in May, Read More...

5 Factors that influence our dreams

Dreams can feel shockingly vivid, depicting wonderful dreamlands or frightening nightmares, but there is a lot we still don’t know about our nighttime visions. Some psychologists argue that dreams are our way of processing and reflecting on events we experience in real life, while others argue Read More...

Vertical modular farms aim to solve the problem of urban food deserts

Millions of people in the US experience food insecurity on a daily basis. This problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic, which has pushed the total number of Americans experiencing hunger to an estimated 42 million people, many of whom live in urban food deserts which lack adequate access Read More...