Maria Godoy

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The Mystery Of the Ridiculously Pricey Bag Of Potatoes

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.

The allegations we described come from a civil lawsuit filed by the Associated Wholesale Grocers against the United Potato Growers of America, a group whose members produce the ...

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Dirty Spuds? Alleged Potato Cartel Accused Of Price Fixing

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 ...

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Za'atar: A Spice Mix With Biblical Roots And Brain Food Reputation

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.

Dear Salt:

On my first day in Damascus, I went walking in the ancient bazaar — narrow stone-paved streets surrounding a great ...

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On National Doughnut Day, Free Food And Feel-Good History

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 ...

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Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

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 ...

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No, Frosted Mini-Wheats Won't Make Your Kids Smarter

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 ...

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Cooking With Cicadas: No Weirder Than Eating Cheese?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You knew this one was coming.

Earlier this month, we told you about a U.N. report that makes the case for insects to improve global food security: They're cheap, plentiful and environmentally sustainable. Now, the coming of the 17-year cicadas provides East Coast Americans, for whom bug eating ...

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'The Salt' Blog Host ProFile: 'I Got To Share Coffee With The Whole World'

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 ...

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This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

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 ...

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In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial

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 ...

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Giant Renaissance Food People Descend Upon New York

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 ...

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Chris Hadfield: Space Chef In Chief

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 ...

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VIDEO: The NPR Virtual Coffeehouse

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+ ...

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Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

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 ...

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Spirituality And Sprite, Aisle 1? What An Artist Sees In Wal-Mart

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, ...

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Bands Aren't The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

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 ...

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Surprise: Organic Apples And Pears Aren't Free Of Antibiotics

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 ...

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What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

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 ...

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Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

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 ...

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It's Russian Mardi Gras: Time For Pancakes, Butter And Fistfights

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 ...

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