Westerners have long shunned obese people, and this attitude now pervades much of the globe. Was this always the case?
In this original animated video, anthropological research helps reveal the surprising story behind fat in the human body and in cultures around the world.
Many had hoped that quinoa production would lift farmers out of poverty and rehabilitate a war-torn nation—but the state of this seed remains uncertain.
Around the world, at least two billion people routinely consume insects. One anthropologist believes geography and colonization can explain why some populations are too squeamish to stomach such foods.
A 3,200-year-old piece of cheese from Egypt is providing more evidence about how humans evolved to consume dairy products.
Time spent with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania offers a sharp contrast to “normal” social behaviors in the West.