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Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these “heat-beater” beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

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Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent lawsuit raised a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by European and Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.

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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

| March 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| March 24, 2015 | 3 Comments

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

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The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

| March 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

What if you want to become a better cook– without shelling out thousands of dollars for culinary school? Here’s a sample of four cooking apps and online services that do more than just provide recipes.

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

| March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company’s push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

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The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans and many other cultures celebrate the Persian New Year, or Norouz on the first day of the Spring Equinox. This year Norouz is on Friday, March 20 and the celebration continues for 13 days. Families across the world elaborately decorate a table in their home with different foods, each symbolizing something good to come in the new year.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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Why Is There PBR In My Food?

Why Is There PBR In My Food?

| March 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

How the iconic beer ended up in three Oakland dishes.

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3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland’s Food Desert

3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland’s Food Desert

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Three initiatives close to the hearts of food-justice activists are picking up steam and promise to bring real and lasting change for the West Oakland neighborhood.

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4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small but mighty, seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, and sesame are loaded with essential minerals, vitamins and disease-fighting nutrients that are often lacking from our diets.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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