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Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

food trends and technology | Jul 30, 2014

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

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Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

food trends and technology | Jul 30, 2014

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Posted by NPR Food

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jul 30, 2014

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

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The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

farmers and farms | Jul 29, 2014

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Posted by NPR Food

Cacao "supertrees" in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

food history and celebrities | Jul 29, 2014

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

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After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

asian food and drink | Jul 28, 2014

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

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An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

beer | Jul 28, 2014

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Posted by NPR Food

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

bay area | Jul 28, 2014

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

Posted by Angela Johnston

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

asian food and drink | Jul 27, 2014

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

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At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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