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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

| Aug 31, 2015

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Posted by NPR Food

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

| Aug 28, 2015

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Posted by NPR Food

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

| Aug 28, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

Posted by Kate Williams

While falafel fanatics may be hard-pressed to find perfect balls of fried chickpea goodness, there are several spots in the Bay that get close — or at least they cover up their imperfections with delicious toppings. Read on for our top picks for falafel in the Bay.

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

| Aug 28, 2015

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Posted by NPR Food

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

| Aug 27, 2015

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Posted by NPR Food

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

| Aug 27, 2015

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

Posted by NPR Food

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

Drake’s Dealership: Drake’s Brewing Expands Its Empire With Sprawling, Sunny Oakland Beergarden

| Aug 27, 2015

Drake’s Dealership: Drake’s Brewing Expands Its Empire With Sprawling, Sunny Oakland Beergarden

Posted by Shelby Pope

With a gloriously large patio and well thought out menu, Drake’s attempt to expand their empire is mostly a success.

Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency

| Aug 26, 2015

Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency

Posted by Civil Eats

From GMO labeling to pesticides to the source of the meat you buy, a handful of companies are spending heavily to keep information off your food labels.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Great Places to Buy Fresh Fish

| Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Great Places to Buy Fresh Fish

Posted by Kelly O'Mara

The Bay Area is surrounded by water, making it a great place to find fresh local fish. Try these spots.

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