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NPR food | Jul 23, 2014Posted by NPR Food
A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
health and nutrition | Jul 23, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.
bay area | Jul 23, 2014Posted by Kim Westerman
Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland, an alternative to International Boulevard's restaurant row, is home to two of the Bay Area's top spots for Jalisco-style food.
health and nutrition | Jul 22, 2014Posted by NPR Food
The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.
food trends and technology | Jul 22, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
food trends and technology | Jul 21, 2014Posted by NPR Food
A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.
farmers and farms | Jul 20, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.
chefs | Jul 20, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We'll find out on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me.
bay area | Jul 18, 2014Posted by Alix Wall
Berkeley's Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers' market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.