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Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:56:00 -0400

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.



U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:00 -0400

Just five years ago, there were only about 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.



What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:27:00 -0400

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.



Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.



Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.



Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.



Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:03:00 -0400

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.



The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:43:00 -0400

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.



Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Recycling Water After It Was Used In Homes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:00 -0400

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."



A Food Festival Celebrates The Rebirth Of Jewish Life In Berlin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:00 -0400

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.



The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:20:00 -0400

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.



Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:00 -0400

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.



How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0400

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.



Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.



Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:07:00 -0400

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.