Eliza Barclay

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More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Also, live birth rates from frozen eggs remain low.


Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dozens of green tea drinks and pills for sale claim to help you burn more fat. But there's scant evidence that green tea, or any other food or drink product, can have a lasting impact on metabolism.


Ask Us Anything About How Fertility Testing Is Like A Pandora's Box

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

We're hosting a Reddit AMA tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Joann Galst, a psychologist who specializes in fertility issues. We'll be talking about the complex emotional issues surrounding fertility.


In 'Soda Politics,' Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Marion Nestle's new book is Soda Politics: Taking On Big Soda (And Winning.) It reveals the industry's political and marketing tactics for protecting sales โ€” and tips for advocates to fight them.


What's Funny About The Business Of Monkeys Picking Coconuts?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Animal advocates were outraged after discovering videos of leashed monkeys picking coconuts in Thailand. But monkey trainers and scientists say it's common practice and doesn't count as abuse.


Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented โ€” a first step toward reducing consumption.


Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like

Monday, October 05, 2015

It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.


When Tea Is As Sweet As Soda: Sugary Tea Around The World

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

We think of tea as healthful, but from Morocco to Taiwan to the American South versions of it have become so sugar-laden that a regular tea habit might be just as unhealthful as a soda habit.


4 Labor-Intensive Crops Farmers Wish They Had Robots To Harvest

Monday, September 07, 2015

Many fruits and vegetables must be harvested by hand because it's hard and costly to design machines that won't damage them. But as farm labor dwindles, there's a new push to develop more farm robots.


WATCH: I'll Have What These Pigs Are Having

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Pigs lucky enough to be born in the backyard of a chef are raised on gourmet slop. In the peak of summer, that can mean a feast of heirloom tomatoes.


Open Your Eyes To The Infinite Possibility Of The Tomato

Friday, September 04, 2015

How do you transform 100 pounds of 60 varieties of tomatoes into a seven-course meal? It may sound like a math problem, but it's more a creative journey into the infinite possibility of the tomato.


Why Are We Drawn To Heirloom Fruits And Veggies? They're 'Edible Memory'

Friday, September 04, 2015

Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past.


Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than men have. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.


Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing heirloom varieties of some vegetables and tomatoes like the Cherokee Purple.


'Bespoke Water' Video Pokes Fun At Earnest Artisanal Food Makers

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

To sell your artisanal products in Brooklyn these days, you need a good story. Meet the Timmy Brothers, a fictional Brooklyn pair who have "a thirst for helping people become less thirsty."


Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.


The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

Friday, July 24, 2015

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.


It's Pie And Beer (And Pioneer) Day In Utah!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. Thirty-seven other states also celebrate these unique holidays.


The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.


Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.