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Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

economy and food costs | Feb 26, 2015

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Posted by NPR Food

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

bay area | Feb 26, 2015

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

Posted by Alix Wall

Not every restaurant has something called "The Project Kitchen," but San Francisco's Bar Tartine does. Step inside and take a tour, as chef Cortney Burns shows us around.

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

food art | Feb 25, 2015

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Posted by NPR Food

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

beverages | Feb 24, 2015

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Posted by NPR Food

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

CUESA | Feb 24, 2015

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Posted by CUESA

Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but the downside is that unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods.

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

food news | Feb 24, 2015

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Posted by NPR Food

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

health and nutrition | Feb 23, 2015

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Posted by NPR Food

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

DIY, foraging, urban homesteading | Feb 23, 2015

Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

Posted by NPR Food

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

food trends and technology | Feb 23, 2015

Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Posted by NPR Food

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken and egg" problem.

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