Plantasia

Plants with bugs? And not the creepy crawly kind! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to make their food through a process called photosynthesis. But the process is buggy! Plants can accidentally grab oxygen INSTEAD of carbon dioxide. And

Souped-Up Taters

Hmmmm… broccoli or tater tots? What does science say? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Don’t let BIOFORTIFICATION scare you! It’s when nutritionists add additional micronutrients to everyday food for healthier meals. Think potatoes coated with beta carotene, providing vitamin A. Biofortifying is extremely important

Rice Cooker

Rice is delicious! But no longer nutritious? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Climate change can really bring the heat! But, ocean levels aren’t the only thing on the rise. Carbon dioxide levels are also increasing. How does this change in the atmosphere affect our

Super Rice

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… SUPER RICE? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fertilizers are mostly made of NITROGEN. Plants needs it to grow. But, too much nitrogen SLOWS growth for some plants! Other plants grow BIG and TALL with lots of it.

The Planet Well-Bean

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… clean up the environment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turns out, legumes like beans and peas aren’t JUST good for your heart! Researchers from Loma Linda University are tooting about how farty