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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:00 -0400

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:35:03 -0400

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:41:00 -0400

The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.

Antarctic Veggies: Practice For Growing Plants On Other Planets

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

We may cultivate crops in space one day, so scientists are running an Antarctic greenhouse to prepare. They've harvested the first crop, but like any space mission, it's a bit tricky.

Starbucks Closing 8,000 Stores For An Afternoon, For Racial-Bias Education

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0400

Last week, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, where they were quietly waiting to meet someone. Starbucks has apologized and has now announced a training on May 29.

Armenia's Ancient Motal Cheese Makes Its Way Into The Modern Age

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:19:02 -0400

A college student gives a commercially extinct cheese from Armenia a shot at new life, and tourists in a remote mountainous region of the tiny country get a taste of something unique and regional.

In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:29 -0400

North Carolina isn't rich in coal, natural gas or oil, but it has more hogs than nearly any other state. And for years, scientists and farmers have been trying to turn swine biogas into electricity.

Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:13:00 -0400

A new report, "Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste," scores the 10 largest grocery stores on how they handle food waste. No store got an A, but Walmart got a B.

The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:56:00 -0400

Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache."

Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:50:00 -0400

Many of the millions of Syrians living as refugees in Turkey have realized they're unlikely to make it home soon. So some of the women are turning their knowledge of Syrian cooking into a business.

For Yazidis In U.S., New Year Holiday Brings Taste Of Lamb And The Home They Fled

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:00:12 -0400

Like other spring holidays, Sere Sal is about fertility and new life. For Yazidi refugees who fled genocide at the hands of ISIS in Iraq, cooking the foods of the holiday is a way to re-create home.

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:06:00 -0400

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.

The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:00:12 -0400

Much can affect our choice of munchies: gender, age, income and cultural preferences. And our cravings for one of the world's favorite salty snacks — with its myriad flavors — says a lot about us.

Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:35:00 -0400

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.