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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?

Posted by NPR Food

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.

The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

CUESA | Jul 25, 2014

The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

Posted by CUESA

CUESA discusses the advantages and disadvantages between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes as well as clarifying the difference between hybrids and GMOs.

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR food | Jul 24, 2014

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

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So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

NPR food | Jul 23, 2014

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Posted 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.

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

health and nutrition | Jul 23, 2014

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

Posted 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.

Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

bay area | Jul 23, 2014

Jalisco Heaven: Two Mexican Restaurants Off the Beaten Boulevard in East Oakland

Posted 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.

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

health and nutrition | Jul 22, 2014

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Posted 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.

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