Eliza Barclay

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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Monday, December 01, 2014

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."


Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.


Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.


40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.


Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he's arrested again.


Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.


Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.


Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.


Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.


Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?


SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.


GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Friday, October 03, 2014

Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.


Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Monday, September 08, 2014

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly โ€” and unapologetically โ€” out of step with the competition.


These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Monday, September 01, 2014

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.


When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.


Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

Friday, August 22, 2014

The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.


Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.


These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Friday, August 01, 2014

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.


Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.


Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.