Symbols like these are designed to help shoppers make healthier choices
May 1, 2012 Improving the health of people living in food deserts is much more than making sure there are veggies on the shelves. As activists have learned, it takes education and some old-fashioned innovation, too.
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To make yogurt with an heirloom starter, add freeze-dried starter or a spoonful of yogurt to fresh milk.
May 1, 2012 Yogurt enthusiasts are rediscovering heirloom yogurt starters, many of which originated in countries with long traditions of yogurt-making. These bacterial cultures, which live on milk, can regenerate in one batch after another.
Farmers saw the administration's proposal as a threat to their way of life
April 30, 2012 The Obama administration backed off a proposal to restrict kids under 16 from working on farms after a major push by conservatives and farm state Democrats. But farmers themselves weren't too happy about the restrictions, either.
Ready to swap these for the vegan kind?
April 30, 2012 The market for cheese made without animal protein is ripe, given the rise in veganism, milk allergies, and fat and calorie concerns. But scientists explain why it's so hard to make it taste and melt the way Western palates demand.
April 29, 2012 Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — are products of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, chronicles the quirky history of kitchen favorites.
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Leah Lizarondo. with her hands covered in plastic bags, gathers stinging nettles.
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April 27, 2012 A Pittsburgh food writer offers a lesson in making pesto out of stinging nettles and garlic mustard — springtime greens often considered weeds.
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April 27, 2012 Wholesome Wave CEO and President Michael Nischan tells The Salt about plans to get doctors to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables for better health and encouraging farmers to connect with low-income neighborhoods.
April 26, 2012 What was a farmer with Mediterranean roots doing in Sweden 5,000 years ago? Bringing farming north to the hunter-gatherers, according to new DNA research.
The fact that Nutella's parent company, Ferrero, is known for its chocolates might be a tip-off that the sweet hazelnut spread isn't exactly "health" food.
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April 26, 2012 It might be hard to imagine anyone believing that Nutella, the sweet chocolate-hazelnut spread is good for you. But the company's agreed to settle claims that its ads made it seem healthier than it is.
NPR's Keith Jenkins has been known to document an especially tasty meal, like this pho tai from Pho DC.
April 26, 2012 In our poll on food photos on social media, 45 percent of respondents said that they like the photos and don't think the "culinary paparazzi" has gone too far. Still, some 28 percent of respondents said they're fed up.
The winning Cuban from Tampa, in all its cheesy, salty glory.
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April 25, 2012 The votes and the judge's ruling are in, and Tampa has trumped Miami as the home of the Cuban sandwich. Our poll and two audio essays from reporters in Tampa and Miami helped make the case.
Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease.
April 25, 2012 The food supply is safe, federal officials say, even though a fourth case of mad cow disease has been discovered in the United States. A 2009 ban on using cattle parts in animal feed may be why cases are so infrequent.
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Fish on display at a Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, Ore., in 2010.
April 25, 2012 Even as some retailers are turning to certification schemes and rating systems to offer consumers trustworthy choices, the art of sustainable seafood buying now requires a sophisticated understanding of geography and science on the part of the consumer.
April 25, 2012 If you're the sort of person who thinks nothing of a midnight turn on the dance floor, you can handle mixing up a simple dough or cracking a couple of eggs while the moon sets sail across the sky. Then, when morning comes, flip on the oven or stovetop, and sip your coffee smugly while breakfast essentially makes itself.
NPR's Becky Lettenberger freely admits she is guilty of showering her friends with her food photos.
April 24, 2012 A recent parody on YouTube by musical comedians suggests that the amateur "culinary paparazzi" is out of control. We want to know what you think.
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