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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On Monday we told you about allegations that America's potato growers had banded together in a price-fixing Potato Cartel.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Editor's Note: Many of you noted that the price for a 10-pound bag of potatoes cited in the lawsuit seems ridiculously high. So we look into the matter further — you can read what we found in this follow-up post.
High-tech spying with satellites. Intimidation. Price fixing.
Sound like ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep recently traveled to Damascus for a series of reports on the ongoing war in Syria. He sent this postcard from the road.
On my first day in Damascus, I went walking in the ancient bazaar — narrow stone-paved streets surrounding a great ...
Friday, June 07, 2013
We here at The Salt tend to look at themed food holidays with a heavy dose of skepticism. Most of these days sound more like marketing schemes than true reasons for a national day of remembrance.
So we were pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a bona fide ...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Amazon already delivers everything from toothpaste to televisions to your doorstep. Now, it wants to bring your berries and beer, too.
The online retailing behemoth is planning a major expansion of AmazonFresh, the home delivery service of meat, dairy and other fresh and frozen foods that it has been ...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
If you thought sugar-coated pockets of shredded wheat could boost your brain power, we're here to break it to you gently: No, they can't. But a check in the mail may soon ease your disappointment.
Breakfast foods purveyor Kellogg has agreed to a $4 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit ...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
My name is... Maria Godoy
NPR employee since... 2003
Public radio listener since... 1999. I started listening to KQED when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it was a revelation. I thought: NPR — that's the kind of journalism I want to practice.
My job at NPR ...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's not every day that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of one of the world's biggest fast-food chains.
Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the mic ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
What is the case against Wisconsin farmer Vernon Hershberger really about? It depends on whom you ask.
To hear the prosecution, it's about licensing, not raw milk: Hershberger, a dairy farmer hailing from the town of Loganville, is on trial this week for operating without three licenses. He's also ...
Sunday, May 19, 2013
It takes a lot of chutzpah to reduce one of the most powerful men on Earth to a pile of fruits and vegetables.
Luckily for art lovers, Giuseppe Arcimboldo had nerve to spare.
Arcimboldo created this unorthodox produce portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II back in 1590. By that ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Amid the media phenomenon that is Cmdr. Chris Hadfield, you may have overlooked his turn as the International Space Station's top chef.
The Canadian astronaut, who landed back on Earth Monday along with two other ISS crew members, wasn't just hamming it up during his five months in space. (Although ...
Friday, April 26, 2013
All this week on The Salt and on Morning Edition, we've been exploring the stories behind your ritual cup of joe. On Friday afternoon, we held an NPR virtual coffeehouse to discuss. You can watch archived video of the first of what we hope will be a series of Google+ ...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clovers? Hearts? That's small fries, guys. It's time you met The Cat:
That 3-D creation is the work of Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto. The 26-year-old resident of Osaka creates ephemeral works of art in espresso and foam.
From whimsical monsters crafted from milk froth ...
... to adorable homages ...
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Most people would be hard-pressed to call Wal-Mart a source of artistic inspiration. A place to purchase peanut butter, cereal and other mundane necessities? Yes. But a rendezvous spot with transcendence? Hardly.
Yet that's exactly what artist Brendan O'Connell sees in the sprawling big-box stores. For the past decade, ...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Coachella, the massive outdoor music festival that kicks off this weekend in Indio, Calif., has become an "incubator" not just for new bands, but for rising food entrepreneurs, according to a story in the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week.
We here at The Salt couldn't help but ...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Apples and especially pears are vulnerable to a nasty bacterial infection called fire blight that, left unchecked, can spread quickly, killing fruit trees and sometimes devastating whole orchards.
"It's basically like a gangrene of your limbs. It's hard to stop" once it takes hold, says Ken Johnson, a plant ...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
What is the essence of a life? Is it our career accomplishments? Our devotion to friends and family? Our secret little talents and foibles? Is it, perhaps, our killer recipe for beef stroganoff?
That question underlies a controversy burning up the Twitterverse in recent days over an obituary of ...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tucked inside a short-term funding measure that Congress approved Thursday is a provision that critics are denouncing as a "Monsanto Protection Act."
The so-called "biotech rider" was included in legislation that won final approval from the House, avoiding a shutdown of the federal government on March 27, when ...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nothing says party like pancakes and butter. At least, not if you happen to be in Russia this week.
The country is in the midst of celebrating Maslenitsa, an Eastern Slavic folk holiday that takes place the week before the start of Russian Orthodox Lent (this year, it starts March ...