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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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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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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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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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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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Google Thinks We’re Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Google Thinks We’re Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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We’re Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That’s Bad For Business

We’re Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That’s Bad For Business

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sara Creech’s nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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

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

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Is the Online Grocery Boom Good for the Planet?

Is the Online Grocery Boom Good for the Planet?

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Nobody’s wondering anymore whether online grocery delivery can make for a viable business. It already is one. The field is crowded with competitors, business is booming and, on the whole, the industry is making money. What will all this growth mean for the food system at large?

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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