Maria Godoy

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Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local

Monday, July 29, 2013

The email read: "We signed a contract for farm-to-bowl dog food product development today, I kid you not :)"

The note was from a friend, Wendy Stuart, who consults on food access and sustainability issues. Even so, our first reaction was: Really?

It's easy to dismiss the concept as ...

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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

That Crunchy Taco will no longer come with a side of toy.

Taco Bell announced Tuesday that it is ditching kids' meals and the trinkets that come with them at its U.S. locations. The items will begin to come off menus starting this month, the company says, and should be ...

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These Pictures Might Tempt You To Eat Bugs

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Oh, Jiminy Cricket, you've never looked more scrumptious.

The grasshopper kabob is one of several enticing images of insect cuisine included in the new, revised edition of The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook, by avowed entomophagist (i.e., bug eater) David George Gordon.

When the book landed on my desk the other day, I ...

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Help! My Egg Yolks Are Freakishly White

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dear Salt,

I recently joined President Obama on his trip through Africa, and I brought a mystery home with me. I wonder if you can help me solve it.

I was supposed to take my anti-malaria pills in the morning, with heavy or fatty food. That meant a lot of ...

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The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We have to confess: When we heard that Twinkies will have nearly double the shelf life, 45 days, when they return to stores next week, our first reaction was — days? Not years?

Urban legend has long deemed Twinkies the cockroaches of the snack food world, a treat that can ...

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Civil War Soldiers Needed Bravery To Face The Foe, And The Food

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

War is hell, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman is famously said to have uttered.* And the food, he might as well have added, was pretty lousy, too.

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg — a turning point in the Civil War — it's worth ...

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Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" has long been known to have advantages. Apparently, eating off a silver spoon also has its perks — it seems to make your food taste better.

That's the word from a group of researchers who've been studying how cutlery, dishes and ...

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Bikini Baristas And Sexist Sausages: Food Marketing Gone Wrong

Friday, June 28, 2013

In Seattle, the city that sired Starbucks, you don't have to travel more than a few steps to find a decent — nay, great — cup of joe. Java is the lifeblood of the city: Where other cities might offer walking tours of historic sites, in Seattle, "coffee crawls" ...

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Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole Boston Tea Party thing?

So perhaps it's not so surprising that in Maine, towns have been staging another revolution: They've declared independence from state and federal regulations on locally produced ...

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Paula Deen: Child Of Dixie, Meet The Internet Age

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paula Deen may be famous for her deep-fried Southern cooking, but the Internet isn't buying her defense that she used a racial slur because of her deep Dixie roots.

News that Food Network star Deen admitted to using the N-word has set the Internet on fire, inspiring the Twitter ...

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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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