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In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.



Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.



Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.



Does 'Sustainability' Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture's Public Image?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:41:00 -0400

Big food companies like Walmart want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer. But the best-known program to accomplish this may not be having much effect.



The Sugar Story: A Spoonful Of Addiction Makes The Profits Go Up?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Americans are facing down a decades-long sugar habit.



'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.



Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:34:00 -0400

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.



To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:32:00 -0400

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that a return to traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.



Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:22 -0400

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.



Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:13:00 -0400

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.



Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:19 -0400

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers must buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.



Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:00 -0400

During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness, and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what happens on the ground.



How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:19 -0400

Two years ago, Carolyn Beans — plant biologist, flower farm worker and daughter of a veggie grower — thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.



With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.



The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:36:00 -0400

Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.