Obesity rates continue to climb globally and Guatemalans, especially children, are included in this trend. As in the United States, in this low/middle income country, fast food chain restaurants market directly to children with price incentives and toy giveaways as part of combination meals, enticing children to choose unhealthy food options instead of a possibly […]
For the second year in a row, a CEL Practicum team is traveling to Rwanda to consult for The Women’s Bakery (TWB), founded by Olin second year MBA Markey Culver. TWB offers women in rural Africa access to business education, life skills, and applied baking and nutrition skills. TWB’s training courses empower women to create […]
Arts & Sciences’ Hold That Thought podcast series Going Global features anthropologists,economists, historians, and more as they examine issues and ideas from around the globe. Hold That Thought features research and ideas from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Explore and examine ideas from around the world at Hold That Thought website.
Literature is able to reach audiences from diverse backgrounds, present the fruits of scientific research in an approachable way, and offer inspirations for new scientific explorations.
A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests Golden Rice is still years away from field introduction and even then, may fall short of lofty health benefits still cited regularly by GMO advocates.
WashU social venture WOOTA (Water Out Of Thin Air) wins Engineering Discovery Competition (EDC) for building a device that turns humidity in the air into clean drinking water.
Food crops need phosphorus to grow, and farmers are using more and more phosphorus-based fertilizer as they increase crops to feed a growing world population.
One of the world’s most precious resources is essential for public health, food supply and the economy.
A team of researchers led by Mark J. Manary, MD has found inadequate intake of amino acids is linked to debilitating condition that affects millions.
Research indicates that manipulating the makeup of microbes in the gut has the potential to provide new ways to treat and ultimately help prevent childhood malnutrition.