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Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:08:42 -0400

To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:23 -0400

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

'Epicurious' Editor Goes Inside The Home To Find Greatest Chefs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with David Tamarkin, editor of the website Epicurious, about his recent project compiling a list of "The 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time."

Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:21:00 -0400

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

How Do You Become The Best Cheesemonger In The World?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Three Americans and their coach traveled to a prestigious competition in France to try to win a place among the world's best go-to cheese stewards. And this year, for the first time, one of them did.

Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

In the past year, Chinese investment in Australia's overall agricultural sector has skyrocketed, from $300 million to $1 billion. It's all to feed the world's largest, fastest-growing consumer class.

These Dinner Parties Serve Up A Simple Message: Refugees Welcome

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:08:00 -0400

Across the U.S., locals are hosting meals designed to help the community meet the refugees who live among them as neighbors, and to break barriers by breaking bread together.

How Your Sandwich Changed The World

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? NPR's latest animated video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey.

Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:17:00 -0400

A new study says that Ethiopia could lose more than 50 percent of its coffee growing regions to climate change. But, higher altitude areas could become more suitable for coffee in the coming decades.

South Africa's District Six Cookbook Helps Preserve A Lost Community

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

By the 1980s, 60,000 people had been forcibly removed from this mixed-race section of Cape Town. But the area's food traditions reflect the spirit of helpmekaar, an Afrikaans term for mutual support.

Survey Asked: Where Does Chocolate Milk Come From?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:52:33 -0400

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy says 7 percent of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The study is meant to demonstrate how disconnected we are from our food.

The Rising Price Of Butter Could Be A Harbinger Of A French Croissant Crisis

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:15:39 -0400

The price of butter has gone up in France, and bakers worry the price of croissants may have to go up too. French baker Francois Brault tells Melissa Block about how his bakery is affected.

After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.

Alarming Number Of Americans Believe Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

A recent survey of a thousand people shows 7 percent of the participants think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The answer did not surprise dieticians, who discuss several common misconceptions related to food.

Amazon Says It Will Buy Whole Foods In $13.7 Billion Deal

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:26:00 -0400

Whole Foods, which opened its first store in Austin, Texas, back in 1980, now has 465 markets in North America and the U.K.