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French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:24 -0500

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

FDA Finds Hazards Lurking In Parsley, Cilantro, Guacamole

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:58:00 -0500

The Food and Drug Administration has started testing randomly selected fresh herbs and prepared guacamole. So far, the agency has found dangerous bacteria in 3 to 6 percent of the samples it tested.

Tea, Honey And Lemon: Does This Classic Trifecta Actually Help A Sore Throat?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:58:00 -0500

The time-honored elixir gets mixed reviews from doctors and, depending on factors such as caffeine or acids, might even make symptoms worse. Another complication: The scientific research is murky.

New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0500

Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans.

Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:51:00 -0500

Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community.

Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burger (We Did)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:26:00 -0500

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?

Arizona's Tepary Beans Preserve A Native Past, Hold Promise For The Future

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:47:00 -0500

Local Native Americans grew teparies for centuries, but the beans began to sink into obscurity. Now, thanks to seed preservation and farmers who want to preserve the past, they're making a comeback.

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:24:00 -0500

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

Toddler Milks: Filling A Nutritional Need Or A Marketing Niche?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:21 -0500

When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.

Man In Mumbai Sets Record For Drinking A Bottle Of Ketchup

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:22:00 -0500

Dinesh Shivnath consumed an entire bottle of ketchup in just over 75 seconds, and coughed uncontrollably when he was done. In an earlier challenge, he ate 73 grapes in a minute.

Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:21 -0500

A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.

U.K. Steps Up Its Wine Game

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:07:38 -0500

British wines used to be a bad joke. Now a warming climate and greater expertise have created conditions for an award-winning product.

Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:20 -0500

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.

Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:01:22 -0500

Sure, a cup of California-grown coffee sells for about $18 a cup, but people are buying it. The niche industry is booming with no signs of slowing, and the state's farmers still can't meet demand.