• Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them By NPR   -   Sep 25, 2018

    MAINE ASKS RESTAURANT TO STOP GIVING LOBSTERS CANNABIS BEFORE BOILING THEM

    The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't...

    Restaurant, Crustacean
  • OPINION: As Florence Kills Pigs And Millions Of Chickens, We Must 'Open Our Hearts' By NPR   -   Sep 25, 2018

    OPINION: AS FLORENCE KILLS PIGS AND MILLIONS OF CHICKENS, WE MUST 'OPEN OUR HEARTS'

    Anthropologist Barbara J. King says Hurricane Florence should lead us to look beyond the agriculture industry's loss of "inventory"...

    Chicken
  • Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right By NPR   -   Sep 24, 2018

    SCIENCE REVEALS HOW FRUIT KEEPS A LID ON RIPENING UNTIL THE TIME IS RIGHT

    Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a plant controls...

    Fruit
  • By NPR   -   Sep 24, 2018

    W. KAMAU BELL MAKES HIS FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA FOR BOURDAIN'S 'PARTS UNKNOWN'

    Rachel Martin talks to Bell, host of CNN's United Shades of America , about traveling to Kenya with Anthony Bourdain for Parts Unknown....

  • Do Healthy Diets Protect The Planet? As The U.N. Meets, A Focus On Sustainability By NPR   -   Sep 23, 2018

    DO HEALTHY DIETS PROTECT THE PLANET? AS THE U.N. MEETS, A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

    As United Nations leaders gather in New York, top food and nutrition experts are convening for a forum to talk about how people around...

    New York
  • By NPR   -   Sep 23, 2018

    AFTER DECADES OF RESEARCH, MRE MENU NOW INCLUDES PIZZA

    Army field rations have lacked pizza as an option until now. NPR's Renee Montagne asks food scientist Michelle Richardson how the Army...

    Pizza, Menu
  • By NPR   -   Sep 23, 2018

    LAS VEGAS CHOCOLATIER IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TEMPERING CHOCOLATE

    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Melissa Coppel about the art of creating the perfect molded bonbon, and about teaching aspiring...

    Molds, Las Vegas, Chocolate
  • Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It By NPR   -   Sep 22, 2018

    AMID PALM OIL BOYCOTT, INDIA WANTS TO PRODUCE MORE OF IT

    India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation....

    Water
  • Father-Son Duo Turns Ruined Grapes Into Tasty Aid For Napa Fire Victims By NPR   -   Sep 20, 2018

    FATHER-SON DUO TURNS RUINED GRAPES INTO TASTY AID FOR NAPA FIRE VICTIMS

    The Cates family has been turning excess wine grapes into raisins as a way to reduce food waste. Since last year's devastating fires...

    Wine, Grapes
  • Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar By NPR   -   Sep 20, 2018

    YOGURT MAY NOT BE SO HEALTHY IF IT'S PUMPED FULL OF SUGAR

    A study of some 900 yogurts sold in supermarkets in the U.K. found a shocking amount of sugar is hiding in this so-called healthy food,...

  • Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't By NPR   -   Sep 18, 2018

    DOCTORS SHOULD SEND OBESE PATIENTS TO DIET COUNSELING, PANEL SAYS. BUT MANY DON'T

    Behavior-based weight-loss programs that focus on diet and exercise can work for obese patients, a national panel of experts says....

  • Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing North Carolina Agriculture By NPR   -   Sep 18, 2018

    FLORENCE ENGULFS HOG FARMS AND CHICKEN HOUSES, THRASHING NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURE

    At least 1.7 million chickens have died from flooding in the state. The impact is now coming into focus - including overflowing pools...

    Potato, Chicken
  • Australians Alarmed After Needles Repeatedly Found In Strawberries By NPR   -   Sep 18, 2018

    AUSTRALIANS ALARMED AFTER NEEDLES REPEATEDLY FOUND IN STRAWBERRIES

    Strawberries with needles inserted have been reported in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales....

    Strawberries, Fruit
  • Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In U.S By NPR   -   Sep 17, 2018

    OREGON LAUNCHES FIRST STATEWIDE REFILLABLE BOTTLE SYSTEM IN U.S

    The new beer bottles can be refilled up to 40 times and are designed to be easily separated from the rest of the glass in the deposit...

    Beer
  • Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality? By NPR   -   Sep 14, 2018

    COULD A BAN ON FISHING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS BECOME A REALITY?

    As the United Nations meets to discuss high-seas biodiversity, scientists and activists say that while a fishing ban could profoundly...

    Fish, Water
  • Farmers Hope For China Trade Deal, But For Now They Worry About Tariffs' Impact By NPR   -   Sep 13, 2018

    FARMERS HOPE FOR CHINA TRADE DEAL, BUT FOR NOW THEY WORRY ABOUT TARIFFS' IMPACT

    At the Big Iron Farm Show in North Dakota, the usual concerns about crops have been heightened by another big worry: A trade war with...

  • VIDEO: Dandelions Aren't Just Weeds. You Can Fry Them, Too By NPR   -   Sep 13, 2018

    VIDEO: DANDELIONS AREN'T JUST WEEDS. YOU CAN FRY THEM, TOO

    Expert forager and nutritionist Debbie Naha shows us how to turn those bright yellow flowers into nutritious, and delicious, snacks.

  • A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China By NPR   -   Sep 13, 2018

    A DEADLY VIRUS THREATENS MILLIONS OF PIGS IN CHINA

    In August, cases of African swine fever began cropping up. Can China bring it under control? (Image credit: Barcroft Media via Getty...

  • Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought By NPR   -   Sep 13, 2018

    CHAMPAGNE MAKERS BUBBLE OVER A BUMPER CROP CAUSED BY EUROPEAN DROUGHT

    A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of...

    Grapes, Champagne
  • Blind Grocery Shoppers Access 'Second Set Of Eyes' Through App At Wegmans By NPR   -   Sep 12, 2018

    BLIND GROCERY SHOPPERS ACCESS 'SECOND SET OF EYES' THROUGH APP AT WEGMANS

    An app service known as Aira is connecting blind and visually impaired grocery shoppers with sighted guides that help them navigate...