Eliza Barclay

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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Monday, May 05, 2014

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.


Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.


Hunting For The Tastiest Egg: Duck, Goose, Chicken Or Quail?

Friday, April 18, 2014

We hard-boiled them. We donned blindfolds. And we chowed down. In our eggsperiment, can you guess which bird prevailed in the ultimate showdown of duck vs. chicken?


The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

Friday, April 11, 2014

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.


This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Back in 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader tells us she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.


Disease Detectives Are Solving Fewer Foodborne Illness Cases

Monday, April 07, 2014

The government has reported 42 percent fewer foodborne illness cases in the past decade and solved less than half of them, a report finds. But that doesn't necessarily mean the food supply is safer.


School For Making Toast: The Best Food Fooling 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The San Francisco Cooking School invited us to explore the "wonder" of sliced bread, and perfect techniques for light to extra dark toast. Would you pay to learn the secrets of fancy toast?


Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Obesity docs say it's time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.


Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.


Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.


How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Friday, March 21, 2014

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.


How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The park's bears have developed a taste for human food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.


'Peak Salmon' May Be Unlikely, But Threats To Farmed Salmon Loom

Friday, February 28, 2014

Some speculate that overfishing of the small fish fed to farmed salmon led to the all-time high prices seen in 2013. But Norwegian salmon experts say the bigger threat to the farmed fish is disease.


U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories, too.


Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.


'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets that succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.


Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.


Thank You, Shirley Temple, For The Original 'Mocktail'

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Generations of children have been charmed by Shirley Temple onscreen, and in a glass. The drink that bears her name, it seems, has a shelf life as long as her movies.


Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.


California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners' tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.