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February 14, 2018



White House Wants to Increase Restaurants’ Control Over Tips

The Trump administration reportedly suppressed an analysis that found the plan could cost tipped workers billions of dollars a year.

February 13, 2018



Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

February 12, 2018



#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque: Latino-Muslim Coalition-Building

Food trucks are showing up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination.

February 8, 2018



South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Drought

With water being diverted to Cape Town and expected to run out in April, farmers are preparing for the worst.

February 7, 2018



How Did Salt And Pepper Become Soulmates In Western Cuisine?

The two flavors are mainstays on nearly every Western dining table, but their dominance resulted from a "weird accident of history."

February 6, 2018


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Can Cooking Classes Keep Heart Failure Patients Healthier?

In New Orleans, researchers are teaching heart disease sufferers how to cook a healthy meal. The program will monitor how this affects readmission rates.

February 5, 2018



Making Space Food With Space Poop

Reduce reuse, recycle? Researchers are experimenting with a way to make edible "microbial goo" with help from human waste.

January 31, 2018



How Fungi And Bacteria Team Up For A Tastier Cheese

Cheese rinds may seem simple, even discardable, but the microbial world they contain is complex.

January 30, 2018



How Toyota Helped Create A Japanese Food Culture In Kentucky

Authentic Japanese food in the heart of Kentucky? You bet. And it all began when Toyota announced plans to open its first American plant in Georgetown in 1985.

January 29, 2018



Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

Maybe honeybees get too much attention. Like sheep or cattle, they are agricultural animals. The bees in true peril are the wild ones.

January 23, 2018



Scientists Peek Inside The ‘Black Box’ Of Soil Microbes

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food, but most are still not known. Scientists are now learning which soil microbes are most common.

January 22, 2018



Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts

Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it's also a generous shared meal of time-honored foods that creates camaraderie.

January 15, 2018



Meet The Cook Who Secretly Fed The Civil Rights Movement

Fearless Georgia Gilmore not only cooked for activists, she raised funds for the civil rights movement, and offered others a quiet way to contribute.

January 2, 2018



Why Is Venison On Expensive Plates And Food Pantry Shelves?

Venison from deer killed by hunters can't be sold, so much of it is given away for free, at food pantries. Yet farm raised venison is considered a luxury meat.

December 29, 2017



Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

It may be just a matter of time before prairie grasses simply don’t have enough protein to support grazing. Are rising CO2 levels to blame?

December 29, 2017



Americans Love Spices. So Why Don’t We Grow Them?

Growing vanilla and cinnamon might be a challenge in the temperate U.S., but there are plenty of other spices that could boost local farm economies.

December 27, 2017



In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

Once, you could head to your local cannery to preserve your own food. Most are gone, but a surviving cannery in Virginia is getting a boost from local farmers.

September 25, 2017



D.C. Food Bank Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

Many who use food pantries suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.Now there's a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance.

September 21, 2017



Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

September 21, 2017



This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Paw-Pawpularity

The locavore food movement has embraced the "Indiana Banana."

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