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This skews more to agriculture than food science in the direct sense, but "ag science" is basically food science on a macro scale so I'm putting it here rather than in one of our discussions of how food is grown. Short version is that the OP will be writing regularly about the intersection of agricultural and environmental issues.
 

 

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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Interesting, albeit the "language" part is rather a stretch. Underlying study is linked in the article, so you can read it for yourself if you wish.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/apr/06/fungi-electrical-impulses-human-language-study

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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A bit of vindication for potato lovers:

 

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2022.867378/full

 

(ETA: Yeah, I know, the funding came from potato growers. But they do make a case...)

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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I'm putting this here as the best fit among several candidates.

 

We've spoken at times on various threads about the various efforts being made to produce food in a more environmentally-friendly manner. There tend to be many, many viewpoints on this, and some deeply-entrenched positions, and relatively few voices attempting a non-dogmatic overview of (to steal a phrase from another link I posted recently) an appropriate level of "informed hypocrisy." Journalists Tamar Haspel and Mike Grunwald are attempting to do just that in a new podcast called Climavores, and they were interviewed about it by the Columbia Journalism Review. So, for those who are interested, here's your look at what they're doing and how they're attempting to do it.

https://www.cjr.org/covering_climate_now/climavores-food-climate-grunwald-haspel.php

 

Disclaimer: I follow Haspel on Twitter but haven't listened to the podcast yet, because time to just listen to something is extremely hard for me to block out. Sadly, there's no transcript (at least, not yet) attached to each episode.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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Is everyone familiar with "the law of unintended consequences"? An interesting discussion of how the move away from hydrogenated oils, and toward plant-based foods, has created some issues around the supply of culinary fats.

 

https://www.the-angry-chef.com/blog/big-fat-problems

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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I just found this story in tweeter:

https://hakaimagazine.com/news/130-year-old-menus-show-how-climate-change-is-already-affecting-what-we-eat/

 

But I don't have access to the oroginal research article:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10641-022-01244-6

 

Not sure what to think before reading the full paper and see how they worked other aspects like increase of transport, refrigeration, and global fishing fleet.

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Interesting data collection points but nothing approaching research conclusions. We do need to monitor. From the article "The temporal and spatial variations in MTRS are significantly related to observed patterns of average sea surface temperature and the Mean Temperature of the Catch. This suggests that restaurant menus may be used as a complementary information source regarding changes in marine ecosystems and fisheries and the seafood sector’s responses to these changes. This study also highlights the value of using unconventional information sources and their applications in the detection of climate impacts on oceans and their dependent human communities."

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In an entirely predictable outcome, the editor-in-chief of SciAm has been targeted online for publishing this piece:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eating-too-much-protein-makes-pee-a-problem-pollutant-in-the-u-s/

 

For those who have access to such things through work or a library, here's the study itself:

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/fee.2531

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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