Category: Food, Agriculture
2016 study published in
PNAS that looks at the benefits and drawbacks of alternative approaches to recovering depleted fisheries worldwide.
2016 report from the Congressional Research Service that outlines the key components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
2015 study in the
American Journal of Public Health that looks at how retail prices changed after the city of Berkeley, California implemented a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in March 2015.
2014 study from a scholar at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy that looks at child health and food policies in developing countries, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya and the Philippines.
2015 study published in the
American Journal of Public Health examines how the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects weight, dietary quality and food insecurity for U.S. adults.
2012 study in
PNAS on the frequency of wildfires in the American West over the past 3,000 years and the implications for larger wildfires.
2015 study from the U.S. Geological Survey examining trends in pesticide traces found in waterways across the country and effects on aquatic life and human health.
2014 review of recent research papers on a variety of food safety issues affecting U.S. consumers.
2015 research review in
Science examining a broad range of factors that negatively impact bee health, including declining biodiversity, the role of agrochemicals and climate change.
2014 study from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey on the risk of multi-decade droughts in the context of ongoing climate change.
2015 study in the journal
Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
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2014 study in the
Review of Economic Studies that explores a dataset of household purchases to estimate the relationship between food prices and population in 49 U.S. cities.
2013 research in
The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
Researchers from Michigan State, UCLA, the University of Alberta, Université Laval, UC Davis and other institutions discuss food safety and the impact of new media on communications