• How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    HOW LUXURY HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FIGHT FOOD WASTE

    The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico,...

    Restaurant
  • Starbucks To Open First 'Signing Store' In The U.S. To Serve Deaf Customers By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    STARBUCKS TO OPEN FIRST 'SIGNING STORE' IN THE U.S. TO SERVE DEAF CUSTOMERS

    The store will be in Washington D.C., and will not only focus on hiring employees fluent in American Sign Language, but also on lighting...

    American
  • By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    'CHICAGO TRIBUNE' RESTAURANT CRITIC REVEALS HIS IDENTITY AFTER 30 YEARS

    NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel, who revealed his identity after 30 years of keeping it...

    Restaurant, Chicago
  • Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    CARNE ASADA, HOLD THE MEAT: WHY LATINOS ARE EMBRACING VEGAN-MEXICAN CUISINE

    Meat-heavy dishes are a mainstay of Mexican cooking. But spurred by health and environmental concerns, working-class Mexican-American...

    Mexican, Meat, Cook, American
  • Marriott Follows Starbucks In Dropping Plastic Straws By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    MARRIOTT FOLLOWS STARBUCKS IN DROPPING PLASTIC STRAWS

    The giant hotel chain became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its...

  • By NPR   -   Jul 18, 2018

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND 14,500-YEAR-OLD BREAD

    Archaeologists in Jordan's Black Desert found the burnt remains of bread, baked more than 14,000 years ago. It proves people were making...

    Bread
  • French Butchers Ask For Protection After Vegans Blamed For Vandalism By NPR   -   Jul 18, 2018

    FRENCH BUTCHERS ASK FOR PROTECTION AFTER VEGANS BLAMED FOR VANDALISM

    Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme...

    Meat, French
  • Hutterites: The Small Religious Colonies Entwined With Montana's Haute Cuisine By NPR   -   Jul 18, 2018

    HUTTERITES: THE SMALL RELIGIOUS COLONIES ENTWINED WITH MONTANA'S HAUTE CUISINE

    The peace-driven Anabaptist sect, made up of families who live and work together, has built a relationship with high-end resorts, supplying...

    Poultry, Bread
  • Your Ancestors Probably Ate Insects. So What's Bugging You? By NPR   -   Jul 16, 2018

    YOUR ANCESTORS PROBABLY ATE INSECTS. SO WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

    An anthropologist takes a deep dive into the history of gathering, raising and eating insects, and why in America and Europe, they're...

  • By NPR   -   Jul 14, 2018

    AFGHAN SAFFRON COMING TO U.S. STORES

    NPR's Renee Montagne asks Keith Alaniz and Emily Miller about the spice company they founded with a group of veterans who served in...

  • Fast-Food Chains Back Away From Limits On Whom They Hire By NPR   -   Jul 13, 2018

    FAST-FOOD CHAINS BACK AWAY FROM LIMITS ON WHOM THEY HIRE

    Seven fast-food franchises, facing potential prosecution from the state of Washington, abandoned a practice critics say hurt workers'...

  • Mare's Milk For Health? Europeans Look To Horses For Ancient Remedy By NPR   -   Jul 12, 2018

    MARE'S MILK FOR HEALTH? EUROPEANS LOOK TO HORSES FOR ANCIENT REMEDY

    Chekhov and Tolstoy swore by its curative powers. While mare's milk remains a niche product, its reputation as a health elixir is causing...

    Horse
  • Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible By NPR   -   Jul 11, 2018

    WHY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WANT BANS ON PLASTIC STRAWS TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE

    As cities and companies - including Starbucks - move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're...

  • How Postcards Solved The Problem Of Disappearing Rice By NPR   -   Jul 10, 2018

    HOW POSTCARDS SOLVED THE PROBLEM OF DISAPPEARING RICE

    Indonesia had a program to provide subsidized rice to the poor. But thousands of kilos didn't make it to the recipients. (Image credit:...

    Rice
  • Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Worker Recruitment By NPR   -   Jul 10, 2018

    REGULATORS INVESTIGATE FAST-FOOD CHAINS' LIMITS ON WORKER RECRUITMENT

    Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of what are known as "no poach" agreements that limit...

  • Politics Planted The Seed For A Business In Herbs And Teas By NPR   -   Jul 10, 2018

    POLITICS PLANTED THE SEED FOR A BUSINESS IN HERBS AND TEAS

    The 2016 U.S. presidential election led two women to create a business steeped in changing how immigrants are viewed by celebrating...

    Tea, Herbs
  • Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers - A Seedy Love Story By NPR   -   Jul 10, 2018

    NATIVE BEES AND ALFALFA FARMERS - A SEEDY LOVE STORY

    Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country's alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of...

  • Starbucks: Goodbye Plastic Straws By NPR   -   Jul 9, 2018

    STARBUCKS: GOODBYE PLASTIC STRAWS

    Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to get rid of plastic straws in its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. Instead, the company...

  • Deepening Drought In Western U.S. Costs Ranchers Money And Heartache By NPR   -   Jul 8, 2018

    DEEPENING DROUGHT IN WESTERN U.S. COSTS RANCHERS MONEY AND HEARTACHE

    Because his profits are tied to rain and snow, one Oregon rancher will have to pay thousands to haul water and grass to his cattle...

    Water
  • By NPR   -   Jul 7, 2018

    TARIFFS AND THE SOYBEAN BUSINESS

    John Heisdorffer, president of the American Soybean Association, tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer he and his fellow farmers are concerned...

    American