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Raising Minimum Wage: We’re in This Together

| Apr 18, 2015

Raising Minimum Wage: We’re in This Together

Posted by CUESA

On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country rallied to increase the federal minimum wage to $15, which would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 for untipped and $2.13 for tipped workers. In the Bay Area, where rents have soared by 44% over the last five years, steps are already underway to make this goal a reality.

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

| Apr 17, 2015

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Posted by NPR Food

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 10 Premiere!

| Apr 16, 2015

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 10 Premiere!

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 10 premieres Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. The featured restaurants are: Cosecha in Oakland, Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, and Michael Warring in Vallejo. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about tannin.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Indian Restaurants

| Apr 15, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Indian Restaurants

Posted by Jeff Cianci

Here are ten favorite Indian restaurants in the South Bay Area. If we missed your go-to South Bay Indian restaurant, please be sure to let us know in the comments section.

Redistribute California’s Water? Not Without A Fight

| Apr 15, 2015

Redistribute California’s Water? Not Without A Fight

Posted by NPR Food

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.

Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food

| Apr 14, 2015

Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food

Posted by NPR Food

In recent decades, the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000. A legal loophole in food safety law means companies can add them to foods with no government review.

Rediscovering Sauerkraut as a Versatile Health Food

| Apr 14, 2015

Rediscovering Sauerkraut as a Versatile Health Food

Posted by Lisa Landers

Raw sauerkraut is flying off the shelves as more studies emerge about the health benefits of consuming probiotics, but does this fermented food live up to the promise? And what’s the tastiest way to eat it without a hot dog on hand?

Beyond Almonds: A Rogue’s Gallery of Guzzlers In California’s Drought

| Apr 13, 2015

Beyond Almonds: A Rogue’s Gallery of Guzzlers In California’s Drought

Posted by NPR Food

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

Springtime Grilling: Grilled, Marinated Five-Spice Spring Lamb Chops

| Apr 13, 2015

Springtime Grilling: Grilled, Marinated Five-Spice Spring Lamb Chops

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

These succulent lamb chops are marinated in a spiced, darkly sweet sauce with plenty of garlic. Grilling them adds a smoky note to the tender meat.

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