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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.

Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City's Streets

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:26:00 -0500

Many of the street vendors are undocumented immigrants. Some vendors say they've lost a significant portion of their income — and customers — in the wake of stepped-up immigration enforcement.

Showing Love Through Food May Be Making Our Pets Obese And Unhappy

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:15:00 -0500

Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge. A pet obesity specialist says a deep human-animal bond may inadvertently be causing unhealthy emotional and physical consequences.

Government Scientists Say A Controversial Pesticide Is Killing Endangered Salmon

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:52:00 -0500

The insecticide chlorpyrifos, already under attack for its risk to small children, may be killing salmon as well. The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions on its use.