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Allison Aubrey

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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.


Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.


Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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


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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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.


Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.


U.S. Hospitals Redouble Efforts To Prep For Ebola

Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Ebola infection in Dallas has raised some concern among nurses and other health workers in hospitals around the country who worry they may not be equipped to deal with the crisis.


Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.


From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.


Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.


Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.


Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.


Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.


Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.


From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

Friday, September 12, 2014

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.


Women Who Eat Fish Twice Weekly Cut Their Risk Of Hearing Loss

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.


Americans Renew Their Love For Butter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Butter is back. But the increased demand is not the reason for recent price hikes. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 6, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).


Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.


Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that the campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.


Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Monday, September 01, 2014

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.