An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens.
August 31, 2012 As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.
Cashion Callaway serves the soup.
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August 22, 2012 Once a month Cashion Callaway makes a sit-down soup dinner for her community and teaches people about cooking and nutrition.
August 14, 2012 On today's show, we travel to Fairbury, Illinois. We meet three generations of farmers who tell us that, even without crop insurance, their farms would survive the drought.
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August 14, 2012 We found a 1918 menu from Delmonico's, a New York steakhouse. Here's what it taught us about the U.S. economy.
Chef Mino Massi and his son Robi prep food from Puglia at the Washington, D.C. convention center.
June 25, 2012 How do you cook regional food when you're 5,000 miles from home? Bring your own grano, and hope for a good farmer's market, according to one Italian chef who found himself stranded in D.C. without a few of his favorite ingredients.
June 8, 2012 Food is much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. We're spending more of our grocery money on processed foods. And other insights.
June 5, 2012 With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. said it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The goal: inspire healthier lifestyles.
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May 4, 2012 "We've gone to spots before where the falafel guys and the shish kebab guys will come up and say, 'What's your menu? Do you sell chicken? ... You can't sell chicken on this block. I'm the chicken guy on 52nd St.'"
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April 27, 2012 On today's show, the key to succeeding in the food truck business: the perfect parking spot.
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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.
No, that's not beef — it's horse meat, at a butcher shop in France. Horse remains a popular food in many countries, but often makes Americans squeamish.
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April 18, 2012 A proposal to slaughter horses in New Mexico highlights this country's unique aversion to horse meat. It's the first since the federal government lifted a ban on slaughter for horse meat.
In the United States, you get the extra salt for free.
April 16, 2012 Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
LemonsPlace of production: Limassol, CyprusTransporting distance: 2.050 km Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,72 kg Water requirement (total) per kg: 448 l
April 14, 2012 One third of food is wasted worldwide, according to the U.N. Photographer Klaus Pichler gives rotten food the glamour treatment to make that point. But will it make us be more careful about how we buy and use food?
April 13, 2012 Dining on the doomed ship Titanic was epic, and many people are recreating those feasts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's demise. First-class passengers feasted on oysters, foie gras, and other luxuries.
April 11, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and is it time to do away with the penny? In the second hour, why we hate doing our taxes, and what's REALLY in our food.
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