Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500In California, agriculture depends on immigrant labor. As Trump takes office, those involved in the state's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:22:00 -0500Sonny Perdue, who's been named to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has held many political offices in his home state of Georgia. Farmers liked him. Environmentalists, not so much.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:06:00 -0500Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:53 -0500Scientists have long believed we have just five tastes - salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (or savory). Geneticist Nicole Garneau argues we might be able to taste a sixth — fat.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500These sugary spuds are cheap and easy to grow, but the rise of postwar industrialization and processed foods made them less popular. Now, fad diets and trendy restaurants have sparked a renaissance.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:20:00 -0500New rules for organic farming will require farmers to give chickens more pasture. Some of the biggest organic egg producers will have to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500Launched in 2010, the multifunction cooker became a sleeper hit last year. That's when its maker harnessed the enthusiasm of owners – self-dubbed "addicts" – to spread the word online.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:59:00 -0500Fruity, sweet, spicy and salty all at once, this frenzied treat for your taste buds takes many forms — from sauces to seasonings to candy. And its journey from Asia to Mexico took hundreds of years.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:08:00 -0500Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care, rather than relying solely on medications.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500For the last three years, researchers in the United Kingdom have been studying the lowly chicken, and they say there's much more to the ubiquitous bird than many people realize.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:00:21 -0500Ocean algae is plentiful and grows rapidly, and most of it is safe to eat. People have been harvesting seaweed for thousands of years, but now it's become so popular, you can even take a class.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:57:00 -0500Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:11:00 -0500Mike Sutter is eating at a different San Antonio taqueria every day of 2017 for his "365 Days of Tacos" project. And he's discovering a lot about the city's culture in the process.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mike Sutter, food critic for the San Antonio Express-News, about his "365 Days of Tacos" series.