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January 13, 2017

 

Helen Dahlke

California Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture water by filling groundwater aquifers.

January 12, 2017

 

organic produce at a grocery store

Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers

Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic.

January 11, 2017

 

Dungeness crabs for sale at Fisherman's Wharf

Warmer Oceans Could Boost The Toxins In Shellfish

A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crab, clams and mussels.

January 10, 2017

 

A Venezuelan soldier

As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

Venture into black markets and you'll find food unavailable in cheaper state-run groceries. The military isn't just running markets. It's getting rich off them.

January 10, 2017

 

red onion

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

January 9, 2017

 

dogfish

A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish.

January 9, 2017

 

jeff bailey

Young People Joining Agriculture Industry Face Tough Conditions

Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.

January 8, 2017

 

carrot ginger turmeric soup

Warm Up A Cold Winter Day With Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

You can literally feel yourself warming up from the inside out as each spoonful of this carrot ginger turmeric soup goes down.

January 7, 2017

 

flavor wheel

One Man’s Quest To Reinvent The Wheel — The Flavor Wheel

Edgar Chambers says flavor is multidimensional and the current lexicon diagrams aren't doing it justice. He wants to turn the wheel into a tree.

January 6, 2017

 

crunchy peanut butter

New Guidelines Tell Parents When To Introduce Babies To Peanuts

The recommendations suggest introducing foods containing peanuts into the diets of children as young as 4 to 6 months.

January 6, 2017

 

By Returning To Farming’s Roots, He Found His American Dream

David Fisher's farm is a kind of American Dream. Not a conventional one of upward economic mobility, but an uncompromising pursuit of difficult agrarian ideals.

January 5, 2017

 

fruits and vegetables

A Plant-Friendly Atkins Diet Gets High Marks

U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings are out, and while reviewers have a few beefs with the regular Atkins diet, the vegan version scores well.

January 4, 2017

 

African runner peanuts

The Lost Ancestral Peanut Of The South Is Revived

Brought to America by enslaved West Africans, the Carolina African runner was a defining taste of the antebellum South.

January 3, 2017

 

Cover crops in South Dakota

Hoosier Farmers Increasingly Turning To Cover Crops

Hoosier farmers planted more than one million acres of cover crops this year, up from virtually none in 2004.

January 3, 2017

 

Chef Freddie Bitsoie,  NPR's Ailsa Chang and producer Ian Stewart

Navajo Chef Gives Traditional Native Food A Modern Twist

More Native Americans are revisiting indigenous ingredients and methods of cooking. Chefs like Freddie Bitsoie have found themselves in a cultural tug of war.

January 3, 2017

 

Employees hand-finish cheesecakes on the production line at Eli's

Refugees Resettled In Chicago Make Its Famous Cheesecake

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago.

January 3, 2017

 

farmworkers

Battles Over Farm, Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy, but the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.

December 28, 2016

 

coconut pieces

Dishing On Next Year’s Food Trends

Food writer Mimi Sheraton talks about what she expects to see on people's plates in 2017.

December 27, 2016

 

faux-cheddar

How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar.

December 26, 2016

 

Middle Eastern Meatball Soup

Chefs Share Soup Recipes To Raise Funds For Syrian Refugees

A charity cookbook featuring soup recipes from Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and others, famous and not, has raised $300,000 so far for displaced Syrians.

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