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Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:13 -0400

Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that ends up in the atmosphere.

Arkansas Poised To Ban Most Use Of Monsanto Herbicide

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400

Regulators in Arkansas have voted to ban summertime use of a weedkiller that's blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops and wild vegetation. Monsanto is fighting the measure.

Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:07:00 -0400

"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.

At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are culturally telling ... and comical.

Lessons From Katrina: How Restaurants Can Be Beacons In A Catastrophe

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

In good times, restaurants do more than furnish meals. They also provide a place to bring people together. As Louisiana knows all too well, that's what makes them so vital during the worst times, too.

Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:11 -0400

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

Rise Of The Beerbots: Is Tech Taking The Craft Out Of Homebrewing?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:44:00 -0400

Automated systems have turned the messy, ancient art of brewing into a tidy hobby requiring fairly minimal skill, and of course, a smartphone or tablet. Critics ask: Where's the craft in that?

Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

One Of America's Biggest Food Banks Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:36:00 -0400

D.C'.s Capital Area Food Bank is part of a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance, because many in the population it serves suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

Beans Add Healthy Fiber And Protein To Gluten-Free Pastas

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Pastas made from starches like rice are a boon for those with celiac disease and wheat allergies. The downside: Many spike blood-sugar levels. What to do? Look toward bean-based options.

Scientists Work To Grow Food In Space

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:59:26 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Gene Giacomelli of the University of Arizona about working with NASA to develop a kind of greenhouse where astronauts can grow crops while in space.

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Sí Se Puede'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 03:38:00 -0400

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

People get hungry during natural disasters, and processed, pre-packaged food can get old fast. But with a little imagination, some folks managed to make themselves some surprisingly good hot meals.

Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 -0400

A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.