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Today โ€” December 13th 2018NPR Food

The Bitter Boom-And-Bust Tale Of Colorado's Bet On Local Beer Hops

By Esther Honig
At Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo., Scott Dorsch pulls down a box of hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington, the state that grows the most hops in the nation. "We would buy more hops than what Colorado could produce," he says.

Even with the backing of state-based beer giant Coors, small farmers just couldn't compete with the Pacific Northwest. And with more people choosing wine and spirits, some craft brewers are closing.

(Image credit: Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media)

  • December 13th 2018 at 14:02
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Opinion: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class

By Nate Hegyi
Reporter Nate Hegyi helps butcher an elk during a hunting workshop in McCall, Idaho.

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

(Image credit: Michael Hegyi)

  • December 11th 2018 at 22:15

Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This

By Allison Aubrey
A customer holds a McDonald

The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

(Image credit: Christoph Schmidt/Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

  • December 11th 2018 at 19:35

As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier?

By Travis Lux
  Thomas "Uptown T" Stewart (left), has been shucking oysters at Pascal

Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.

(Image credit: Travis Lux/WWNO)

  • December 10th 2018 at 17:57

Have A Question About Hosting New Year's Eve? Martha Stewart Could Help You!

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Martha Stewart signs copies of her new book "Martha

Send us your hosting dilemmas and challenges and we may put your question to the queen of hosting, Martha Stewart, for an upcoming on-air segment.

(Image credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

  • December 9th 2018 at 20:47

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

By Bill Chappell
Researchers say they

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies.

(Image credit: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)

  • December 7th 2018 at 20:45

More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules

By Allison Aubrey
The Trump administration is giving schools more flexibility in the meals they serve. Critics say the rollback on school lunch rules is bad for kids

Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.

(Image credit: Mary Esch/AP)

  • December 7th 2018 at 18:38

Not So Sweet: Climate Change Means Slow-Growing Sugar Maples, Study Finds

By Barbara Moran
Sugar maple trees need snow to keep their roots warm. This allows them to grow fast enough to help maintain people

If the snowpack keeps dwindling around northeastern maple trees, it's possible that by the end of the century, proper conditions for making maple syrup might no longer exist, a new study suggests.

(Image credit: Jonathan Lesage/Getty Images)

  • December 7th 2018 at 14:02

On Netflix, Chef Samin Nosrat Goes Global To Demystify 'Salt Fat Acid Heat'

By Sam Briger
Samin Nosrat travels to different countries to learn how salt, acid, fat and heat affect food on her four-part Netflix series.

In her four-part show, James Beard award-winning food writer and chef Samin Nosrat travels the globe, talking to home chefs to learn more about the four essentials of great food.

(Image credit: Netflix)

  • December 6th 2018 at 19:59

Chicken Diplomacy: How President Bush Went For The Gut In The Former USSR

By Deena Prichep
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (left) and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush share a light moment together outside the White House in 1990. Could they be discussing chicken?

The first Bush administration left the former Soviet Union with a taste for dark meat American chicken. It's all because of a Soviet food shortage, a U.S. surplus, and a deal with President Gorbachev.

(Image credit: Ron Sachs/ Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)

  • December 6th 2018 at 14:00

Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

By Alastair Bland
Dungeness crab like these, caught off the coast of Alaska, have been affected by the neurotoxin domoic acid because of algae blooms in recent years, which makes them unsafe to eat.

The food industry is already feeling the effects of climate change, which will likely force expensive adaptations in the future. At least one sector is looking to make energy companies pay.

(Image credit: Michael Melford/Getty Images)

  • December 4th 2018 at 14:02

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

By Patti Neighmond
Unless you

Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need.

(Image credit: Madeleine Cook and Heather Kim/NPR)

  • December 3rd 2018 at 11:02

How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco

By Deena Prichep
The cover of a 1933 cookbook, Crisco Recipes For The Jewish Housewife, produced by Crisco

On Hanukkah, many Jews fry potato pancakes called latkes in oil or maybe schmaltz. But a century ago, one company saw an opportunity to make the Jewish fat of choice truly American: Crisco.

(Image credit: from The New York Public Library (public domain))

  • December 2nd 2018 at 13:52

New York Public Housing Is Home To City's Newest Food Entrepreneurs

By Andrea Strong
Hundreds of public housing residents are becoming food entrepreneurs thanks to Food Business Pathways, a free 10-week program that offers food-loving New York City Housing Authority residents customized business training and resources.

Food Business Pathways is a free course that gives low-income participants a leg up in turning their ideas into successful businesses through training, mentoring, access to services and space to sell.

(Image credit: New York City Housing Authority)

  • November 29th 2018 at 20:26

Pabst Blue Ribbon Gets A Reprieve, Will Continue To Be Brewed By MillerCoors

By Bill Chappell
Pabst Brewing and MillerCoors have ended a legal fight that lasted more than two years, extending a contract under which MillerCoors brews beer for Pabst.

For nearly 20 years, MillerCoors has brewed nearly all of Pabst's beers. The arrangement will now continue past 2020.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • November 29th 2018 at 18:07

Cargill Tests Robotic Cattle Driver As A Way To Improve Worker Safety

By Esther Honig
Cargill calls the robotic cattle driver "a first in the industry," and hopes that it will improve worker safety.

Hundreds of injuries — and some fatalities — are caused by cattle each year. But a new robot might be able to emulate some sounds and actions of workers, keeping them safe from kicks and attacks.

(Image credit: Cargill)

  • November 27th 2018 at 19:40

Some Romaine Is OK To Eat, But Beware California, CDC Says

By Camila Domonoske
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced an ongoing E. coli outbreak to the Central Coastal region of California. If you

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced an ongoing E. coli outbreak to the Central Coastal region of California. If you're sure your lettuce was grown elsewhere, you can eat it.

(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

  • November 27th 2018 at 16:14

Hot Pot, Curry And Sushi: How America Celebrated Thanksgiving

By Malaka Gharib
Caption TK

More than 1,500 NPR readers responded to our call out for photos and stories about their multicultural Thanksgiving meals.

(Image credit: Malaka Gharib)

  • November 26th 2018 at 22:34

Thanks To Science, You Can Eat An Apple Every Day

By Rachel D. Cohen
Different apples need different controlled storage environments. For example, Honeycrisps are sensitive to low temperatures so you can

After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.

(Image credit: Getty Images/Westend61)

  • November 26th 2018 at 17:34

Beyond Bodega Bites: This Man Wants More People To Eat 'Vegan In The Hood'

By Mary Mathis
Erick Castro photographs his vegan fried-oyster-mushroom po

Erick Castro's Instagram account is spreading the gospel of an affordable plant-based diet, especially to lower-income residents of New York. Now, he's got a vegan restaurant, too.

(Image credit: Mary Mathis/NPR)

  • November 25th 2018 at 13:00
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