Eliza Barclay

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Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

Sunday, January 12, 2014

From Connecticut to Minnesota to California, correctional authorities are finding all kinds of reasons to produce food inside prison walls. A new video provides a glimpse of one of these projects, a vegetable garden inside San Quentin State prison outside of San Francisco.

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Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Over the last few years, scientists who study the way food influences our brains and bodies have been moving toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. We've rounded up their tips on how to conquer cravings for one of nature's most pleasurable substances.


Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The world's largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company's sows.


Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.


Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Paleo was Google's most searched diet for 2013, but that doesn't mean it went mainstream. Instead, media coverage of one book criticizing the diet may have stoked much of the interest in the diet.


2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed

Friday, December 27, 2013

This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.


Hold The Cheese: Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Vegan Pizza

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In America, pizza chains try to outdo each other by layering ever-more cheese on pies. But in Israel, vegans have convinced one pizza giant to take it all off. Bowing to a campaign from a group that promotes the vegan lifestyle in Israel, Domino's has added cheese-less pizzas to its menu there.


Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It's Not So Simple

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

When it comes to making livestock agriculture more sustainable, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. That's the conclusion of a study of livestock around the world.


How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fish can absorb toxic chemicals that have been dumped into waterways, but they can also get them from eating plastic. And there's a lot of plastic in the open ocean, which scientists say can act like a sponge, soaking up the chemicals already out there.


Tell Us About Your Family's Endangered Dishes

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A lot of families are trying, sometimes in vain, to maintain or revive their holiday food traditions. We want to hear your story.


A Live Chat About God And Beer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Salt will host a live chat with two people who are trying to build community around God and craft beer. Join our one-hour chat, which begins at 1 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 8.


Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Inventor Rob Rhinehart has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for his powdered food alternative. He and his investors say there's a big market for his product: time- and cash-strapped people currently living on takeout.


Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A commission evaluating the impacts of animal agriculture says the industry has resisted change. And it says government agencies have failed to regulate the industry's environmental and health practices because of "overwhelming" political influence.


Meatless Monday Movement Gets More Veggies On The Menu

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In 2003, one of the original Mad Men began working with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to encourage people to go meatless one day of the week. In 10 years, the campaign can now point to hundreds of schools and restaurants that promote a vegetarian option on their Monday menus.


'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The region has an alarmingly high incidence of rotted teeth, and heavy soda consumption is a big reason why, dentists and health advocates say. So they're beginning to target the food stamp program to ban recipients from buying soda with their vouchers.

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Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle's New Game

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chipotle is betting that it can sell even more burritos by lambasting Big Food companies that drug animals in the name of profit. That's the message of a new short film and game the company launched Thursday that takes a cue from advocacy films like The Meatrix.


Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.


Small Plates To Join Olive Garden's Never-Ending Bowls

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Italian-themed chain is known for its all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-with-carbs approach to dining. But it's now trying to capture the millennial market by adding tapas designed for sharing.


Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

Monday, September 09, 2013

Consumers are demanding "natural" food dyes, and scientists say the purple sweet potato is the most promising source of pigments to make them. But it may be a while before your red Popsicle is made with this kind of vegetable-based dye.


Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

Friday, September 06, 2013

There's a mountain of myths and assumptions about what makes us fat. One researcher is interested in understanding where these ideas come from and why scientists continue to recycle them. In a new study, he homes in on the presumption that skipping breakfast has a direct effect on obesity.