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November 21, 2016

 

delicata squash biscuits

Delicata Squash And Sage Biscuits

These delicata squash and sage biscuits are tender and buttery with a lovely golden hue for fall.

November 21, 2016

 

turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Cheaper As Food Prices Fall Again

Supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

November 20, 2016

 

sheep

As Greenland Gets Warmer, Farmers Struggle More Than Ever

Warming summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture, but the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms.

November 18, 2016

 

hydroponic plants

Should Organic Label Be Rooted In Soil?

The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."

November 15, 2016

 

grapefruit cartoon

Grapefruit+Salt: The Science Behind An Unlikely Power Couple

Ad campaigns of the first and second world wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. These two flavors have chemistry that cannot be denied.

November 11, 2016

 

truffles

Episode 733: A Trunk Full Of Truffles

Truffles are a smelly fungus. They're also one of the most coveted foods in the world. NPR's Planet Money asks why people are willing to pay so much for them.

November 10, 2016

 

soda bottles

Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

November 9, 2016

 

working at a food pantry

Food Pantries Try “Nudging” To Encourage Good Food Choices

Simply shuffling the shelves may be a powerful way to help those living in poverty choose healthier options, a nationwide study of food banks suggests.

November 8, 2016

 

Cowboy Cake

Make America Bake Again: A History Of Cake In The U.S.

From the waste-not ethos behind Angel Food Cake, to the science fads that sparked chocolate cake, American Cake tells a story of immigration and ingenuity.

November 8, 2016

 

peat soil in Sumatra, Indonesia

Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. Environmental groups watch to see if they keep their promises.

November 7, 2016

 

aerial views of a hog farm in North Carolina

Manure Happens, Especially When Hog Farms Flood

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, it flooded manure lagoons at hog farms. Environmentalists say it shows that these farms are too risky for the state.

November 6, 2016

 

Citizens eat Laba congee

Porridge, The Food That Built Empires, Stages A Comeback

This humble dish was one of the first ways humans learned to unlock the nutrition in grains. Now, chefs are embracing its sumptuous, delicious possibilities.

November 5, 2016

 

Sourdough starter

Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help)

Many bakers treat their sourdough starters like a family heirloom. Now researchers want to analyze your starters to unlock their flavor secrets.

October 31, 2016

 

fish

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.

October 31, 2016

 

sugar in a spoon

Sugar’s Transition From Nice To Nasty

We may be addicted to sugar as a culture, but not in the way some of us are addicted to drugs like cocaine or heroin: The problem is a collective one.

October 31, 2016

 

kitchen with food

What The Real Witches Of America Eat

It's not eye of Newt and toe of frog. But food does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.

October 30, 2016

 

eating food

The Grand, Unfinished Task Of Chronicling How America Eats

An ambitious federal project, abandoned as WWII loomed, sought to document the country's food traditions amidst great change.

October 29, 2016

 

Joel McKinney

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge Produce Gap

In one West Virginia county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.

October 27, 2016

 

Carlos Rodriguez grills hot dogs

Tijuana Border Plan Could Oust Rich Food Culture And Cooks

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living for years, if not generations.

October 26, 2016

 

The George Washington University food pantry.

More Colleges Open Food Pantries To Address Campus Hunger

George Washington University is among the latest to try to make sure its students, most of whom receive financial aid, have enough to eat.

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