September 14, 2012 Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
September 13, 2012 A lawyer for the company, which lost 80 percent of its business in the wake of public concern about its beef product, says the network's defamatory statements misled consumers about the product's safety. The network denies the charges.
September 13, 2012 People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
September 12, 2012 Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
September 12, 2012 McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
September 12, 2012 The molasseslike sweetener that has long had a following in kitchens in the South and Midwest also has found its way onto fine restaurant menus. Try it with butter on a biscuit, or use it in desserts, a cocktail or even a vinaigrette.
September 11, 2012 In today's Internet age, even pizza is political. When a photo of a Florida pizza shop owner giving President Obama a bearhug went viral, so too did the backlash against his restaurant — in the form of Yelp reviews.
September 11, 2012 Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
September 10, 2012 This week, Peter remembers a sandwich of his youth: Hebrew National salami on white bread with sweet pickle relish. It tastes strongly of nostalgia. Tell us about the Sandwiches Of Your Youth.
September 10, 2012 A Canadian mother of five decided to bring attention to the food challenges she and families like her face every day by creating a Facebook group called "Feeding My Family." And now she has more than 20,000 members.