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Archive for October 2018

October 5, 2018

 

From Sit-In To Drive-Thru–Marcia Chatelain On Fast Food In Black Communities

Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, reminds us that African American communities continue to be constrained, and fast food franchising has been one way to make things work.

October 12, 2018

 

From Garden To Classroom, And From Bourbon To Craft Brew

This week we learn about making shakes from the fruit of a school garden, and making beer in the barrels of Kentucky bourbon

October 1, 2018

 

Maine Asks Restaurant to Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis

The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

October 2, 2018

 

Apples Or Fries With That?

Even though many fast-food chain restaurants are offering healthier sides, a new report says parents choose them only about half the time, and restaurants aren't consistent in how they offer them.

October 3, 2018

 

Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science

Brian Wansink made a name for himself producing pithy, palatable studies that connected people's eating habits with cues from their environment. His data manipulation now serves as a cautionary tale.

October 5, 2018

 

Transcript Of Interview With Marcia Chatelain

"...even within a system that allows for some African Americans to become wildly wealthy, and to have a lot of influence and power, there are still these questions about equity and fairness even within the system because African Americans are ultimately constrained."

October 8, 2018

 

Study Blames Diet For Hypertension Among Black Americans

Fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet drinks: A study suggests Southern cuisine may be at the center of a tangled web of reasons why black people are more prone to hypertension than white people.

October 15, 2018

 

Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers … And Salt Entrepreneurs?

Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.

October 16, 2018

 

A Weedkiller’s Been Banned, But Farmers Are Still Spraying It

Many farmers are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit the use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields.

October 17, 2018

 

Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York’s Eroding Harbor

More than 70 New York City restaurants are pouring their discarded shells into the Billion Oyster Project, through which students recycle and transform them into healthy reefs in once-toxic waters.

October 12, 2018

 

Chef Erika’s Watermelon Shakes

Start with fresh watermelon, and add the fruits and herbs of your choice, for a refreshing beverage, straight from the garden.

October 1, 2018

 

Maine Asks Restaurant to Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis

The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

October 2, 2018

 

Apples Or Fries With That?

Even though many fast-food chain restaurants are offering healthier sides, a new report says parents choose them only about half the time, and restaurants aren't consistent in how they offer them.

October 3, 2018

 

Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science

Brian Wansink made a name for himself producing pithy, palatable studies that connected people's eating habits with cues from their environment. His data manipulation now serves as a cautionary tale.

October 8, 2018

 

Study Blames Diet For Hypertension Among Black Americans

Fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet drinks: A study suggests Southern cuisine may be at the center of a tangled web of reasons why black people are more prone to hypertension than white people.

October 11, 2018

 

Researchers Fight Malnutrition With Fortified Wheat

A USDA program is developing wheat that draws more nutrients from the soil as it grows to improve global health.

October 12, 2018

 

Study: For A Cooler Planet, Eat Less Meat

A study published this week puts decreased meat consumption at the forefront of climate change solutions.

October 15, 2018

 

Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers … And Salt Entrepreneurs?

Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.

October 16, 2018

 

A Weedkiller’s Been Banned, But Farmers Are Still Spraying It

Many farmers are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit the use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields.

October 17, 2018

 

Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York’s Eroding Harbor

More than 70 New York City restaurants are pouring their discarded shells into the Billion Oyster Project, through which students recycle and transform them into healthy reefs in once-toxic waters.

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