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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.

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

food trends and technology | Jul 22, 2014

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Posted 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.

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

food trends and technology | Jul 21, 2014

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Posted 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.

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

farmers and farms | Jul 20, 2014

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Posted 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.

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

chefs | Jul 20, 2014

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

Posted 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.

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

bay area | Jul 18, 2014

Berkeley’s Ecology Center Creates Farmers’ Market-Finding Tool

Posted 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.

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