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Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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These Parents Make Lovely Lunch Bag Art. Not Everyone Is Pleased

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings re-created using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.

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How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

Friday, April 24, 2015

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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All Things Considered

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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All Things Considered

Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Many Thais, and others around the world, eat insects. An entrepreneur is trying to expand the market in Thailand by bringing deep-fried insects off the street and into convenience and gourmet shops.

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Morning Edition

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Friday, April 10, 2015

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Morning Edition

These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.

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Morning Edition

When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As much as a third of the produce grown on some farms is rejected because it doesn't meet beauty standards. But it's still tasty and healthy. One big firm is now telling growers: Give us your uglies.

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Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. The state's economists are ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.

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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

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