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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.

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‘Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

‘Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country’s artisan cheeses so tasty.

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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

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Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

| November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he’s arrested again.

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Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.

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Domino’s Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

Domino’s Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Advancements in online and mobile orders have become key ingredients for the company’s recent success. Domino’s innovations include an online pizza tracker and a voice-ordering app.

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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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‘Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

‘Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn’t you pack your burgers too tight? Two America’s Test Kitchen editors explain.

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More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.

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From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it’s launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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