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What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD’s food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm’s new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers’ questions.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

| October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Theme restaurants seem to be making a comeback. Here are some that have popped up in the Bay Area beyond neighborhoods catering to tourists. Can theme restaurants develop a loyal clientele or are they a one-time novelty?

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren’t as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now “chlorinated chickens” are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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11 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

11 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

With help from the National Resources Defense Council, CUESA has provided some easy tips you can use to take a bite out of food waste and save time and money in the process.

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Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“There’s a social-action part of being a Jew, where you’re supposed to do something good in the world,” Dinberg explains. “Farming allows me to do that—care for the earth, be a partner with God, provide opportunities for people through good food.”

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GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

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Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Recipes are only as good as those using them,” says Rahul Baxi, an Oakland-based software engineer. With his new invention “SmartyPans,” he hopes to harness technology to get more people in the kitchen.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or, at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He’s a dumpster diver. And he’s happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.

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