Scientists harvest first batch of Antarctic vegetables

Growing foods, at ungodly temperatures, without any soil or sunlight — strike one for science!

Eating leafy greens every day helps your memory, fights cognitive decline

Eat your greens!

Residents from this homeless shelter support themselves by working in an organic garden

At a homeless shelter in Atlanta residents can grow their own vegetables. The shelter has a large rooftop garden that can yield a great amount of healthy greens.

Give ugly veggies and fruits a second chance – they’re just as tasty

According to the United Nations, 20 to 40 percent of fresh food is thrown away by farmers because they don’t look as appetizing as they should to sell. Besides looking a bit crooked, twisted or shrugged, these fruits and vegetables are perfectly edible and taste no different than the perfectly shaped ones you’re always on the lookout for in the supermarket.

Kids eat 54% more fruits and veggies if recess comes before school lunch

Children nutrition in schools in the US has a big problem – not only are the kids not eating enough fruits and vegetables (which leads to health issues later on in life), but a study has shown that kids waste millions of dollars every day by throwing away the fruits and veggies. Now, a new study has found that a no-cost trick could greatly improve that: just have recess before lunch – not after.

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death by 42 percent

Everybody knows (or at least should know) that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you; however, most people underestimate their beneficial effects. A new research has shown that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion.

Carrots were originally purple

A purple carrot (or Eastern carrot, as it is also called today) would come as a major surprise for most people nowadays — but before the 17th century, that was pretty much the color carrots had oging on. There were also some yellow and some white varieties, but orange carrots were a rarely seen sight. So how did that change?