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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Food of Taiwan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cathy Erway talks all about Taiwanese cooking—from home-style dishes to street food.

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Morning Edition

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Cathy Erway's Meatball Mochi (Ba-Wan)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This traditional southern Taiwanese snack incorporates many Taiwanese penchants: a chewy, jellylike starch; a thick, sweetened sauce; and a savory, pork-studded filling. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Cathy Erway's Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There is no other noodle soup quite like this. Some call it Taiwan’s “national dish."

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

Monday, March 23, 2015

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

Monday, March 23, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Monday, March 23, 2015

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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The Sporkful

Even Spies Hate Stale Bread: Secrets Of The CIA Cafeteria Revealed

Monday, March 23, 2015

We talk to a guy whose Freedom of Information Act request pried open the CIA cafeteria suggestion box. Turns out even spies hate stale bread. Plus the unwritten rules of office potlucks.

Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.

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As Americans Eat Healthier, Processed Foods Starting To Spoil

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

409: The Dead Pit: The True, Shocking Story of The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week, we speak to New York Times reporter Michael Moss about the Dead Pit, a USDA livestock research facility in Nebraska that has caused the deaths of thousands of animals in the name of higher profits. We’ll taste vegetable broth, and we’ll discover Italian white wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to almost hands-free risotto. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Friday, March 20, 2015

For the first time, scientists have estimated the amount of antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Friday, March 20, 2015

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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FT Big Read

Craft versus Kraft

Friday, March 20, 2015

Craft versus Kraft

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Morning Edition

Both Parties Agree The Food Stamp Program Needs To Change. But How?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Republicans argue the SNAP program would be more efficient if it were run by states. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is funding an initiative to move recipients into jobs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Corporate Consciousness, Adrenaline Junkies, and a New Avant-Garde Novel

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign, the psychology of extreme obstacle course races, and author Tom McCarthy drops by to discuss his new book.

Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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WNYC News

Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding a Starbucks in Midtown is no one's idea of a problem that needs solving, but the company is planning to launch a delivery service at the Empire State Building.

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