Daniel Merino

Assistant Science Editor

The Conversation
China began promoting potatoes as a staple in 2015 in an effort to combat food insecurity.

How changing national diets could help fix our global food crisis

Chinese farmers plant the largest amount of potatoes in the world, and the country produces about 20% of the global potato output. But while fresh potatoes are a traditional part of the Chinese national diet, they’re viewed as a vegetable rather than as a staple, and China’s per capita consumption of potato is below the global average. In 2015, the Chinese government decided to try and change that.

How changing national diets could help fix our global food crisis
A small herd of reindeer on a snowy field

Reindeer eyes change color, putting Rudolph’s red nose in the shade, new research says

Reindeer eyes change color, putting Rudolph’s red nose in the shade, new research says