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Eliza Barclay

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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 — and unapologetically — 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.


Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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Cut Your Cake And Keep It (Fresh), Too

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A British mathematician proclaimed in 1906 that there's a better way to cut a cake than dividing it into wedges. Now a video by Alex Bellos is bringing his method back to life.


Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.


Can You Call Yourself An Environmentalist And Still Eat Meat?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

After a Hollywood environmentalist told us the answer to this question was no, we posed it to the followers of the @NPRFood Twitter account. We got a big — and diverse — response.


Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.


Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks

Monday, June 09, 2014

Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.


James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

Sunday, June 08, 2014

A private school in Malibu Canyon supported by director James Cameron and his wife is set to go vegan. Meanwhile, Congress is debating whether to delay healthy school lunch rules for the rest of us.


At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.


Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Monday, June 02, 2014

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.