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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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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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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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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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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland’s deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what’s inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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Masumoto Farm: The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Masumoto Farm: The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

| March 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It’s now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter’s return to take the helm.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It’s the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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