Articles (Food)

Food Supply Chains: From Crisis to Opportunity
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Although the food produced globally can feed the whole world’s population, one-third of all the food produced is either lost or wasted.


What do Vegetarians Eat in Eid Al-Adha?
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

When it is time to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, vegetarians face a problem in choosing food; we present alternatives to fit the celebrative atmosphere.

Tips To Avoid Weight Gain During Feasts
(Health and the Human Body)

Feasts are one of the key factors influencing weight gain but this is not inevitable and can certainly be avoided.


Seven Health Benefits of Fasting
(Health and the Human Body)

Sometimes we worry that we will get tired and weak when fasting for long hours; however, the amazing thing is fasting has many health benefits.


Smoked Herring Fish Manufacturing; Advantages and Disadvantages
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

This year, Sham el-Nessim coincides with the holy month of Ramadan; have you ever tried eating herring fish on fasting days before?

How Cooking Affects the Nutrient Content of Vegetables
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Vegetables can be served fresh or cooked by different techniques, but do they maintain their full nutritional value after cooking?

Digging Hope
(Energy and Water)

Lack of fresh and healthy drinking water is a serious problem that is addressed through a number of methods, such as digging lakes or wells.


Climate Smart Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Food security is a serious issue facing a growing population at a time of climate change, which is unpredictable and not fully understood.


Can Aquacultures Feed the World without Collapsing the Marine Food Chain?
(Oceans and Marine Life)

If you are craving fish; no matter how you buy it or what type you will have on your plate, it will be sourced in one of two ways: capture or aquaculture.

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?
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

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


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