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Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0400

From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.

How Lipton Built An Empire By Selling 'Farm To Table' Tea

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Lipton is just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea these days. So you might be surprised to learn that once upon a time, Lipton was known for selling tea direct from its own gardens.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:14:00 -0400

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0400

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

The Grand, Unfinished Task Of Chronicling How America Eats

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:02 -0400

An ambitious federal project, abandoned as WWII loomed, sought to document the country's food traditions amidst great change — as fast food was rising and ethnic cuisine was becoming American cuisine.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:01 -0400

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Tijuana Border Plan Could Oust A Rich Food Culture And Its Cooks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:49:00 -0400

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living — and in some cases, their homes — for years, if not generations.

Rocky Mountain Oysters Are What?! We Try A Dish Of Cowboy Lore

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:00 -0400

They're known by many names: lamb fries, bull fries, huevos de toro. There's a rich tapestry of Western lore built around this food, which is, well, fried testicles. Our reporter bites into this tale.

Episode 730: Self Checkout

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:54:23 -0400

A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.

Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:00 -0400

As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:31:00 -0400

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

Cut Down On Bee-Killing Pesticides? Ontario Finds It's Easier Said Than Done

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:41:00 -0400

Pesticides called "neonics" are popular among farmers, but also have been blamed for killing bees. In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on neonics, with mixed results.

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge The Fresh Produce Gap

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:33:00 -0400

At least a quarter of people in West Virginia struggle to afford groceries. In one county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.