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March 5, 2017

 

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

The Worcestershire is my absolute favorite. I love the depth of flavor it gives the ground chicken or turkey.

March 4, 2017

 

butter

Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life.

March 2, 2017

 

wet field

Sorry Salad Lovers: We May Have No Mesclun Mix For Two Weeks

There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks. You can blame wet weather in Arizona and California.

March 2, 2017

 

subway sign

DNA Tests Find Subway Chicken Only 50 Percent Meat

A CBC investigative consumer show ordered the DNA analysis. The sandwich chain unilaterally denies the accusation, calling the claims "absolutely false."

March 2, 2017

 

loaves of bread

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

March 2, 2017

 

broccoli, zucchini, cabbage

Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines, Serious Thoughts

Bad weather caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.

March 1, 2017

 

coffee

Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee, Then Drinks It

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes, but that's changing thanks to demand from a rising middle class.

March 1, 2017

 

Starbucks

Starbucks To Open In Italy In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan, but Italian coffeehouse owners aren't particularly worried.

February 28, 2017

 

Tom Hansen holds a pike

Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

Every winter people flock to lakes of Canada and northern U.S. to ice fish. According to a new study, the seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

February 27, 2017

 

bumblebee

Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

February 27, 2017

 

baby carp

In Studying Sick Fish, Scientists Trace History Of Fevers

Carp have been plagued by viruses. Scientists now say they have a simple solution, and along the way they hit on an ancient commonality between fish and people.

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.

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