The art of honey bee therapy, how to save coffee from climate change, and more.
Vivian Le's reads
How to save coffee from climate change. Outdated growing practices have led coffee crops to suffer year after year from extreme weather and blights driven by climate change—which means one of the world's most popular drinks may soon be in jeopardy. Writing for the Washington Post, Amanda Little describes the efforts of World Coffee Research and other organizations to develop heartier and more diverse coffee crops, potentially saving them from climate change.
The art of honey bee therapy. In antiquity, bees were considered to be divine animals, and for some people today, these hearty pollinators still are. Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Deborah Netburn explains how some beekeepers are combining spirituality into their practice to allow people to participate in "honey bee therapy."
Alyssa Nystrom's reads
What do you do if you test positive for Covid-19 while traveling? As millions of Americans solidify their holiday plans, international travel levels are predicted to approach pre-pandemic levels. Writing for the New York Times, Heather Murphy details what you should do if you test positive for the coronavirus while traveling.
Is dried fruit really as healthy as fresh fruit? While dried fruit has developed a reputation for being a high-sugar snack, experts have said that it can be just as healthy as fresh fruit. Writing for the Washington Post, Rachel Meltzer Warren highlights the benefits of six dried fruits.