Eliza Barclay

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Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We've survived the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, when rich, sweet treats come at us non-stop. Now is the season of reform, when gym memberships, cleanse books and weight-loss plans sell like gangbusters.

The cycle has become so predictable, and disheartening, as our collective motivation to change ...


Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Smithfield, the world's largest hog and pork buyer, announced Tuesday that it's asking the independent farmers with whom it has contracts to get rid of stalls for pregnant sows to improve the animals' living conditions.

To nudge these farmers to make the changes to their facilities by 2022, Smithfield is ...


Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.


Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Google Trends has released its annual Zeitgeist list so that we can mull over the burning questions of the day.

And this year, the most googled diet was the paleo diet. Some have suggested that paleo's Google search triumph means that this is the "year of ...


2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed

Friday, December 27, 2013

The past year was a busy one for the animal welfare activists who've turned their hidden cameras on confinement facilities where huge numbers of food animals are raised.

Livestock producers — and the policymakers they influence — were just as busy trying to make it illegal for activists to enter ...


Hold The Cheese: Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Vegan Pizza

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In the U.S., Big Pizza is locked in a battle that's as much a testament to gluttony as it is to food science: How much cheese can you possibly stuff inside of wheat dough?

Earlier this year, Pizza Hut took it to the next level with the Crazy Cheesy ...


Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It's Not So Simple

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

To feed all 7 billion of us, address climate change and live longer, we all need to eat less meat. From Al Gore to the Meatless Monday movement to Harvard epidemiologists, that's been the resounding advice offered to consumers lately.

But hold up a minute, says Mario ...


How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

Friday, December 13, 2013

We've long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that's gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury.

But mercury is just one ...


Tell Us About Your Family's Endangered Dishes

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

If you tuned in to Wednesday's Morning Edition, you may have heard NPR host/special correspondent Michele Norris' conversation with Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil of Sacramento, Calif., in the latest story from The Race Card Project.

Ramil told Norris about how as a middle-schooler, she preferred Pasta Roni to her ...


A Live Chat About God And Beer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A story we ran earlier this week about God and beer by NPR's John Burnett got an overwhelming response on social media. In case you missed it, it was called "To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer." You can listen and read it here. (It was ...


Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Back in April, we described Rob Rhinehart's experiment concocting something that could give him all the nutrition and none of the hassle of food.

Rhinehart, you see, is a 25-year-old electrical engineer in San Francisco who'd grown exceedingly frustrated with the time and effort of purchasing, preparing and consuming ...


Report: Meat Producers Ignore Pleas For Health, Environmental Reform

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Five years ago, a landmark report excoriated the animal agriculture industry's practices and laid out a road map for how it could do better. But in the years since, the problems are just as bad — and maybe even worse.

That's the conclusion of the Johns Hopkins Center for ...


Meatless Monday Movement Gets More Veggies On The Menu

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

America's relationship with meat is an indulgent one. At 270 pounds of meat per person per year, Americans consume more than almost anyone else in the world. (Mostly, we have our livestock producers' successes to thank for making meat cheap and abundant for us.)

But as we've often reported ...


'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The region has an alarmingly high incidence of rotted teeth, and heavy soda consumption is a big reason why, dentists and health advocates say. So they're beginning to target the food...

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Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle's New Game

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chipotle is betting that it can sell even more burritos by lambasting Big Food companies that drug animals in the name of profit. That's the message of a new short film and game the c...


Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's one of the great paradoxes of our time: Hundreds of millions of people go hungry, and yet we waste a whopping 1.43 billion tons of food — one third of what we produce. Food waste is a problem in rich countries and poor countries alike, and it's happening throughout ...


Small Plates To Join Olive Garden's Never-Ending Bowls

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Should you want to super-size your meal (and boost your social status in the process), plenty of American restaurant chains would be more than happy to have you dine with them. Olive Garden, for one, is currently in the middle of a "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" promotion. According to ...


Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

Monday, September 09, 2013

We've grown accustomed to choosing our food from a spectacular rainbow — care for an impossibly pink cupcake, a cerulean blue sports drink or yogurt in preppy lavender?

But there's a growing backlash against the synthetic dyes that give us these eye-popping hues. And now scientists are turning to the ...


Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

Friday, September 06, 2013

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.

David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity ...


Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ask about the foods that have conquered the world and you're likely to hear about Coca-Cola and McDonald's Big Macs.

But the most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book The Noodle ...