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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

| December 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here’s a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don’t expect to see McDonald’s there anytime soon.

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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

| December 17, 2014

“Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast” is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.

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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kale’s days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It’s a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it’s one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

| December 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets’ high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For ‘Meat’-Loving Vegans

Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For ‘Meat’-Loving Vegans

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country’s first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Fringe No More: ‘Ancient Grains’ Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

Fringe No More: ‘Ancient Grains’ Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it’ll put out a version with “ancient grains,” which aren’t, actually, very ancient.

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Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don’t necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It’s quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

| December 4, 2014 | 12 Comments

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she’s creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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