Science: Why are fruits so colorful?

From pink and green watermelons to the deep blues and purples of blueberries, fruits come in more shades and hues than any other food. Why is that?

Past theories have suggested that fruits as a whole developed in such a rainbow-esque way in order to attract the attention of animals, who spread their seeds by […]

Safety tips for fun fall food

The autumn season is never complete without typical fall fun including trips to apple orchards, cider mills and local farmer’s markets. While purchasing locally-grown and produced fresh fruit, juices, vegetables, and other foods have grown more popular as of late, concerns about the safety of the items have come into question.

According to a recently […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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The superfruit that may end starvation, blindness

A tomato is a fruit (but legally a vegetable), an eggplant is a berry, and a strawberry is not a berry, but an avocado is and…this is all very difficult to keep up with. While technical definitions of fruit (er, vegetables?) may be hard to understand, there are some things that are pretty easy. A […]

How to: Storing fruits

The produce section is my favorite part of the supermarket. Not only is it packed full with lots of vibrant colors, but it has foods that are great for you, and delicious too. I spend most of my shopping trips there filling up my cart. But once I get home, sometimes I get stumped. Where […]