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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Vegetarians aren't the only ones buying products like tempeh, tofu and seitan, a survey finds. Sales of meat alternatives climbed 8 percent between 2010 and 2012, thanks in part to meat eaters looking for a break from meat.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
At the farmers market this time of year, tomatoes are strutting their stuff in all sorts of glorious and quirky colors: green striped, white, pink, purplish-brown. Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing some of these heirloom varieties, like the Cherokee Purple.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Picking berries is hard, sometimes backbreaking work. But consumers rarely consider the physical labor required to deliver them fresh fruits and vegetables. In a new book, a medical anthropologist argues that farmworkers deserve better health care.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Earlier this week, we told you about the world's first burger grown in a lab from stem cells. We've chosen a few comments about the technology, which range from disgusted to admiring.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Rarely has a single food gotten such star treatment as the hamburger that made its debut in London on Monday. But the burger — grown from stem cells taken from a cow — represents a technology potentially so disruptive that it has attracted the support of Google co-founder Sergei Brin.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Google's extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company's perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs who prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.