Articles (Food)

Intensive Farming
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Intensive farming is an agricultural intensification and mechanization system that aims to maximize yields from available land.


Soils: A Brief Profile
(Earth Sciences)

As early as agriculture emerged about 12,000 years ago, soil has established its status as a primary element of life on Earth, just like water.


Best Foods To Build Up A Healthy Immune System
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Sadly, many people resort to dietary supplements although vitamins and minerals found in food sources are easier to absorb.

Boosting Immunity to Fight Viruses
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

People always search for the best ways to boost their immune systems using natural remedies, dietary supplements, or diets.


Go Green (1): Your Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle at Home
(Education, Business, and Society)

Never miss a chance to live a little greener. You can practice simple good green habits and lead a sustainable lifestyle at your home.


To Peel or Not to Peel; that is the Question!
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

I might not be a great cook myself, but I am without a doubt a big and loyal fan of the TOP CHEF show, particularly the Arab world edition. In one inspiring episode, the challenge was minimizing food waste; the competing chefs were tasked with making pumpkin-based dishes with minimum waste. The results were mind-blowing; a collection of creative and appealing dishes using the peel, the flesh, and even the seeds of pumpkins.


You are What You Eat: What are your nails telling you?
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Nails are often a reflection of our overall health or nutritional deficiencies.

You are What You Eat: Strong to the Bones
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Did you know that 99% of your body's calcium is stored in your bones and teeth? This calcium makes up your bone bank. Calcium is "deposited" and "withdrawn" from your bone bank daily, based on your body's need for calcium. If your daily diet is low in calcium, calcium is "withdrawn" from your bone bank. Bone is broken down to keep your blood calcium level normal. 


You are What You Eat: Young Skin, No Cosmetics!
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

The US cosmetics industry collected some $32 billion in 2004, with sales of skin care products bringing in the largest share. People spend loads of money on expensive cosmetics to treat skin problems; such as acne, wrinkles and dryness, while they overlook the cheapest, safest and most effective remedies: healing foods.


You are What You Eat: Your Hair…Your Health!
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Not only does your hair form one of the important aspects of your personality, it also reflects your general health. It is very much vulnerable to the stresses and strains of your everyday life and also gets affected by the type and quality of food that you eat.


Food Science and Food Conservation
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Food science is the discipline concerned with the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of food, from harvesting or slaughtering to consumption; that is, “from the farm to the fork”.


Agricultural Pesticides: Q&A (2)
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

We usually hear contradictory views on agricultural pesticides, with much focus on their hazards.


Agricultural Pesticides: Q&A (1)
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

We usually hear contradictory views on agricultural pesticides, with much focus on their hazards.

The Curious Case of Tuna Fish
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Tuna is highly nutritious and incredibly beneficial to your body and can boost your health. However, some people question whether it is safe to consume tuna, and how much tuna should be consumed.


Food Misconceptions
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

People share and pass on many misconceptions about various eating habits; let us view some of them and discuss them in search for the truth.


A Healthier Ramadan
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Ramadan is a great opportunity to boost health benefits related to fasting; so how could Ramadan serve as a chance toward a better lifestyle?


Facts and Myths of Pregnancy
(Human Body)

Every woman is thrilled when she learns that she is pregnant, but common misconceptions can help anxiety sneak into her.


Rachel Carson and the Silent Spring
(Inventions and Innovations)

Marine biologist Rachel Carson is one of the finest nature writers of the 20th c. who challenged that humans could obtain mastery over nature.

You are What You Eat: Maintain Your Body
(Food, Mood, and Behavior)

Everything you put in your mouth is processed through the digestive system that help extract the nutrients and discard waste products.


Inventions and the Culture of Creativity
(Inventions and Innovations)

Inventions, based on scientific creativity, laid the foundation for the progress of humanity in several domains, especially that of technology.


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