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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:11:00 -0400Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks or trap other animals.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0400Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:11:00 -0400Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released. The role of federal funds differs in various local programs.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:10:00 -0400The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat. The European Commission has suspended imports from companies implicated in the allegations.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:52:00 -0400Anyone who has read or seen Victor Hugo's masterpiece knows the plot turns on the theft of a simple loaf of bread. There was no sharper barometer of economic status in 19th-century France than bread.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:39:39 -0400You can't go to Texas without trying the barbecue. Franklin BBQ is one of the most famous barbecue spots in Austin, where the typical wait in line can last five hours and seems to never die down.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400After a cold week on the East Coast, Peter Oudemans, a plant pathologist at Rutgers University, explains how our changing climate is changing agriculture and the back garden.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400The wearing of the red honors the patron saint of Sicily. But the real celebrating centers around extravagant altars filled with traditional food, religious symbols and tributes to loved ones.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0400Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the '60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region's simple, self-sustaining way of life.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. Nutrient-rich, it helped some survive the Great Famine. Irish cooks reviving the practice say it's not just good for you – it's a zap of flavor from the sea.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:07:00 -0400The Chelsea Milling Co. is known as the manufacturer of Jiffy baking mixes: for muffins, cakes, biscuits and more. Here's how the family-owned manufacturer has managed to thrive for generations.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:55:00 -0400New satellite images reveal that few Midwestern farmers are planting pollution-preventing "cover crops." In Maryland, though, farmers are doing it, thanks to hefty subsidies.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:24:00 -0400An appeals court dispute between a Maine dairy company and its delivery drivers came down to a single punctuation mark — or rather, the lack of it. Count it a win for the controversial comma.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400The lightly seasoned meat and veggie pie, prevalent in the Upper Peninsula, is pure fuel. Popularized by Cornish miners in the 1800s, it's come to symbolize tenacity in the face of trying conditions.