Content tagged "food"

Evaluating Seafood for Petroleum Contamination

Sample intake, mass spectrometry machine. Photo by Nayu Kim  Public health officials and seafood regulators are charged with ensuring that seafood is safe to...

What is poultry?

Small and Backyard Flocks Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

 What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word poultry? For most people, chicken is what immediately comes to mind. While it is certainly the...

Can I eat bugs??

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Beekeepers practice apiculture | Photo by Sarah BernardYes, you can eat bugs! As long as you don’t have a shellfish allergy, that is. In fact, you already...

How much can a jackrabbit eat in a day?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: October 03, 2014

Hares consume 1/2 to 1 pound (1.1 to 2.2 kg) of green vegetation each day. Significant damage occurs when hare concentrations are attracted to orchards,...

Where does food come from?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: June 12, 2014

Every living creature on earth—from humans to protozoa—needs food in order to live. Food is energy. But how often do we think about where our food comes...

What are the different types of food?

Science for Youth Updated: December 09, 2013

There are many different types of food.  Food is typically divided into groups based on how healthy they are for you. Many suggest using USDA MyPyramid or...

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