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Archive for February 2019

February 1, 2019

 

Food Critic Laura Reiley Investigates The Farm In Farm-To-Table Dining

In a town the size of Bloomington, it would be difficult to fake local food sourcing at a farm-to-table restaurant. Word gets around. In Tampa Bay Florida, it took an investigation from a food critic to keep some chefs honest.

February 8, 2019

 

The Sweetest Chocolate Treats Come With A Fairtrade Mark

During the week of Valentine’s Day, Americans will purchase more than 50 million pounds of chocolate. Make sure yours is produced and traded fairly.

February 15, 2019

 

What’s Old Is New Again–The Authors Of Meal Discuss Food, Culture And Comics

Insect cuisine is a part of many cultural traditions throughout history and across the globe. So why does everybody talk about it as "future food"?

February 4, 2019

 

Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.

February 5, 2019

 

Study Finds People Against GMOs Had Shakier Knowledge Of Science

GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.

February 6, 2019

 

A Syrian Chocolatier’s Legend Lives On In Europe

Ghraoui chocolate in Damascus was a place fit for queens — literally. But the family that owned it since 1805 moved from war-torn Syria to Hungary to start over, and ended up thriving.

February 11, 2019

 

How To Get Meat Eaters To Eat More Plant-Based Foods? Talk Taste.

Vegetable-based dishes may be better for the Earth but don't always sound seductive on menus. Marketers, researchers and food chains think they know how to get meat lovers to make the swap more often.

February 12, 2019

 

Rough Day At Work? A Lunch Club Might Help You With Those Blues

Bad food on top of a bad workday is ... bad. So some co-workers have created a bright spot — a good meal. And while the food is yummy, the care that goes into making a homemade lunch is even better.

February 13, 2019

 

California Chef Aims To Help Restaurant Workers Prevent Suicide

The restaurant business can be tough on your mental health, and has led some chefs to suicide. Chef Patrick Mulvaney is helping Sacramento kitchen workers learn the warning signs and ask for help.

February 1, 2019

 

General Mills Recalls Flour After Salmonella Test

General Mills has recalled all 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour after detecting Salmonella in a sample.

February 4, 2019

 

Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.

February 5, 2019

 

Study Finds People Against GMOs Had Shakier Knowledge Of Science

GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.

February 6, 2019

 

A Syrian Chocolatier’s Legend Lives On In Europe

Ghraoui chocolate in Damascus was a place fit for queens — literally. But the family that owned it since 1805 moved from war-torn Syria to Hungary to start over, and ended up thriving.

February 8, 2019

 

Report Sheds Light On Agribusiness Influence On Research

As public funds for agriculture research shrink, companies and industry groups have filled the gap with conditional support.

February 11, 2019

 

How To Get Meat Eaters To Eat More Plant-Based Foods? Talk Taste.

Vegetable-based dishes may be better for the Earth but don't always sound seductive on menus. Marketers, researchers and food chains think they know how to get meat lovers to make the swap more often.

February 12, 2019

 

Rough Day At Work? A Lunch Club Might Help You With Those Blues

Bad food on top of a bad workday is ... bad. So some co-workers have created a bright spot — a good meal. And while the food is yummy, the care that goes into making a homemade lunch is even better.

February 13, 2019

 

California Chef Aims To Help Restaurant Workers Prevent Suicide

The restaurant business can be tough on your mental health, and has led some chefs to suicide. Chef Patrick Mulvaney is helping Sacramento kitchen workers learn the warning signs and ask for help.

February 14, 2019

 

Study Warns Of Global Insect Collapse

A new study warns that more than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are at risk of extinction, and a third are endangered.

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