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February 26, 2017

 

winter leaf pizza, pre-cooked

Winter Leaf Pizza For Dinner

I love putting beet greens on pizzas, along with some thinly sliced beet roots. It gives it a nice vegetable vibe that makes them almost healthy.

February 26, 2017

 

two camels

Camel Milk Is About To Hit Shelves Across India

A nomadic community of camel herders in India has long relied on camel milk. Now, a big Indian company is getting ready to market camel milk as a health food.

February 25, 2017

 

plate of food

Poverty, Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Some African countries have witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor, conflict-ridden, where a main food is a variety of cassava.

February 25, 2017

 

IPA at a bar

Beer Lovers’ Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

February 24, 2017

 

farming

Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Many were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food was meant for the incarcerated but administrators sold it on the open market.

February 23, 2017

 

Tom Willey

As Organic Farming Pioneers Age, Younger Generation Steps In

While some in California are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

February 22, 2017

 

peanut butter and jelly muffins

Peanut Butter And Jelly Muffins

Peanut butter and jelly is one of those divine combinations that’s good whether you’re young or old, a gourmand or a culinary plebeian.

February 21, 2017

 

Taylor Hutchinson with chickens

Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Farming is grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one often-ignored aspect: health care costs.

February 21, 2017

 

strawberries

Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America’s Farmers More Than Mexico’s

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. Restricting that trade could backfire.

February 20, 2017

 

beekeepers

Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees

A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.

February 19, 2017

 

Habanadas

Heatless Habanero Packs All Of The Flavor, None Of The Burn

Some breeders vie to grow ever more mouth-burning peppers. The guy behind the Habanada had a different goal: a habanero with no heat all.

February 19, 2017

 

kefir panna cotta with granola

Kefir Panna Cotta

Kefir Panna Cotta is similar to yogurt and granola with a soft texture.

February 18, 2017

 

fried-chicharro

LA’s Moves To Protect Street-Food Vendors Come With A Catch

LA is the only major US city where selling food on sidewalks is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law.

February 16, 2017

 

sandwich

‘Sell By’ Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.

February 16, 2017

 

Chef José Andrés

José Andrés Closes Restaurants For ‘Day Without Immigrants’

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work.

February 16, 2017

 

anchovies

Most Of The Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Feed Humans Instead

Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens.

February 15, 2017

 

trump and Puzder

Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Withdraws

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to head the Labor Department. Puzder became the first Trump Cabinet pick whose nomination failed.

February 15, 2017

 

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences.

February 15, 2017

 

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Corn Made This Society Big, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power by farming corn. New evidence suggests dramatic change in climate might have led to its collapse in 1300s.

February 14, 2017

 

valentine's day drawing

Chocolate: Sweet (But Not So Innocent) Consort To Valentine’s Day

From the time of the Aztecs, chocolate has been seen as an aphrodisiac, but it took many centuries for it to become the taste of the love holiday.

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