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Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:01:00 -0500

There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.



Paul Bocuse, 'Giant' Of French Cuisine, Dies At 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:41:21 -0500

The French president and several celebrity chefs mourned the loss of a man who helped re-imagine French cuisine.



With A Show Of Hands, Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:23 -0500

Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it's also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it's catching on in the U.S.



A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:34:00 -0500

Yellow-pea milk might sound odd, but the founders of Ripple Foods think their protein-rich dairy alternatives could give cow's milk a run for its money and open the door to more plant-based products.



Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:51:00 -0500

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.



The World's Most Popular Liquor Becomes Scarce On Many Shelves

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:20:00 -0500

At 106 proof, China's famous Moutai baijiu liquor is getting hard to find, as bottles are being snatched up by speculators. Its brand parent recently became the world's most valuable distiller.



Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:44:00 -0500

When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.



U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:16:00 -0500

The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.



Concerns Grow That Infections From 'Zombie Deer' Meat Can Jump To Humans

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

Chronic Wasting Disease, a deadly neurological disorder similar to Mad Cow, has been detected in 24 states. So far it has posed no risk to people, but a new Canadian study has prompted more testing.



Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:00 -0500

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.



In An Industry Rife With Substance Abuse, Restaurant Workers Help Their Own

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:34:00 -0500

Food service is fueled by high stress and late hours; it's easy to see how people in the industry can be susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Some who've been there are now offering help to others.



Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:51:00 -0500

A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.



Altering A Species: Darwin's Shopping List

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:28:00 -0500

Few scientific discoveries have caused as much excitement as that of editing our genes; yet we owe some of the most stunning wonders around us to old-fashioned breeding practices, says Jimena Canales.



Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.



Behind The Genius Of Guinness, Ireland's Most Popular Tourist Attraction

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:57:18 -0500

Dublin's Guinness Storehouse is a cross between a museum and a marketing campaign, and an homage to the history and taste of the world's best-known stout.