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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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

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

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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

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

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

| July 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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

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

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they’re making and selling it themselves.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state’s emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Captain Ahab’s Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

Captain Ahab’s Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil is the key ingredient in a “paleo ale” from a Virginia brewery. Like many scientific innovations, the idea came about late one night over a pint.

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Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we’re feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

| July 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

New data show that organic produce has higher levels of antioxidants. But you can get plenty of those compounds just by eating more fruits and vegetables, no matter how they’re grown.

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