Maria Godoy

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Raiders Of The Lost Crops: Scientists Race Against Time To Save Genetic Diversity

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Elephants, snakes and crocodiles? Researchers around the globe faced risky situations to gather wild relatives of key foods. That genetic pool could be vital to helping crops adapt to climate change.


Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who re-created them.


Activists Protest USDA Changes That Threaten Free School Lunch

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Activists delivered a petition with 1.5 million signatures to the agency in an effort to stop a rule change that would end automatic enrollment in free school lunch for nearly 1 million kids.


Is A Diet That's Healthy For Us Also Better For The Planet? Most Of The Time, Yes

Monday, October 28, 2019

A vast new analysis looked at 15 different food groups, like nuts, fish and red meat, ranking them based on how they influence health and the toll they take on the planet.


Soul Line Dancing: Come For The Fitness. Stay For The Friendships

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Research shows that when you add a social component to an exercise plan, you're more likely to stick to it. That's especially true of the steps, turns, beats and fun of soul line dancing.


New Treatment For Peanut Allergy Would Expose Children To Peanut Dust

Friday, September 13, 2019

Experts at the Food and Drug Administration are reviewing a possible new treatment for children who are allergic to peanuts. If approved, it would be the first protective therapy against peanut allergies to gain FDA approval.


Dairy Ice Cream, No Cow Needed: These Egg And Milk Proteins Are Made Without Animals

Friday, August 02, 2019

Some startups are making synthetic versions of animal proteins for use in foods from smoothies to baked goods. The goal: to reshape the food supply without the environmental footprint of livestock.


It's Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain

Thursday, May 16, 2019

"Landmark" study finds a highly processed diet spurred people to overeat compared with an unprocessed diet, about 500 extra calories a day. That suggests something about processing itself is at play.


Chef's Memoir Tackles What It's Like To Be Young, Gifted And Black In Fine Dining

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Kwame Onwuachi's new memoir, Notes From A Young Black Chef, isn't just about his rise from poverty to celebrated restaurateur. It's also a meditation on being a black man in a rarefied world.


Competitors Sink Their Teeth Into The Meatless-Meat Industry

Monday, April 01, 2019

Companies are investing millions of dollars to engineer new plant-based foods that resemble meat. Some of the most successful products are plant-based burger patties that resemble ground beef.


Weight Loss Is Hard. We Want To Hear Your Story

Friday, March 15, 2019

NPR is working on a series of stories about overcoming the biological and mental hurdles to weight loss, and we want to hear from you.


How To Get Meat Eaters To Eat More Plant-Based Foods? Make Their Mouths Water

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Vegetable-based dishes may be better for the Earth but don't always sound seductive on menus. Marketers, researchers and food chains think they know how to get meat lovers to make the swap more often.


Game Brain Science: How Your Super Bowl Team Plays Can Sway What You Eat

Sunday, February 03, 2019

For serious fans, it's not just bragging rights on the line: Waistlines are too. Research suggests whether our team wins or loses can alter how we enjoy food, and how much we eat, even the day after.


From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise

Monday, January 14, 2019

Creating an exercise habit doesn't mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.


What Do You Wish You Knew About How To Eat Well?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Nutrition advice can be confusing. What trips you up? What are your burning questions about what to eat to stay healthy? What roadblocks keep you from doing it? Share your story with NPR.


Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.


Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Giving kids a diet varied in flavors and textures from the get-go can help them be more open to trying new foods. The problem is America's food landscape makes that ideal hard to live up to.


Companies And Regulators Move Toward Full Ban On Plastic Straws To Help Alleviate Pileup

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Plastic straws make up an alarming percentage of waste around the world. Bon Appetit, a large food service company, announced Thursday it is banning plastic straws in all 1,000 of its cafes across the U.S.


For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Friday, April 20, 2018

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.


James Beard Awards Urge Voters To Consider Both Cuisine And Character

Friday, January 05, 2018

As past winners, including Mario Batali, face allegations of sexual harassment, judges are being asked to consider character and culture in nominating chefs and restaurants for the "Oscars of food."