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Yesterday โ€” June 22nd 2018NPR Food

Food Aid To Puerto Rico Is Salty, Sugary, And Unbalanced, Researcher Says

By Sara Kiley Watson
Puerto Rican residents received food and water from FEMA after Hurricane Maria, but many complained that some boxes were stuffed with candy and salty snacks, not meals.

A professor of public health found boxes filled with sugary or high-sodium snacks was sent to people in need of meals after Hurricane Maria, and says food aid needs to be more nutritious.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • June 22nd 2018 at 15:00

Oh, The Horror: World Cup Fans Face Beer Shortage

According to Reuters, some bars and restaurants in Moscow have gone through all their beer supplies.

  • June 22nd 2018 at 11:17
Before yesterdayNPR Food

Got Lobster? Trump's Steel Tariffs Threaten Trap Industry

By Craig LeMoult
The steel used to build lobster traps like these, stacked up outside a fish market on Martha

The factory that makes wire mesh used in the majority of North American lobster traps says steel tariffs will spike the cost of their product, and lobstermen will bear the brunt of the higher prices.

(Image credit: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • June 21st 2018 at 11:04

In Some States, Drug Felons Still Face Lifetime Ban On SNAP Benefits

By Molly Born
More than 2,100 drug felons were denied SNAP benefits in West Virginia in 2016. The number has more than tripled during the past decade.

The 1996 federal ban aimed to punish drug offenders, but research shows denying aid disproportionately affects the poor and increases recidivism. Many states have opted out or modified the policy.

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  • June 20th 2018 at 16:02

Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

By Allison Aubrey
A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the third-largest contributor to overall cancer deaths.

A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the third-largest contributor to cancer deaths.

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  • June 19th 2018 at 23:01

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

By Merrit Kennedy
Rice within the octagon in this field is part of an experiment to grow rice under different levels of carbon dioxide.

As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are affected. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

(Image credit: Toshihiro Hasegawa, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization of Japan)

  • June 19th 2018 at 11:02

A 50-Year-Old Popcorn Machine Feeds Nostalgia At The Movies

By Megan Harris
The Princess Theatre in Lexington, Tenn., has been a staple in the community for a century. For many residents, it holds a special place in their memories.

In Lexington, Tenn., a century-old cinema is celebrating an important birthday: The Princess Theatre's popcorn machine is turning 50.

(Image credit: Megan Harris )

  • June 17th 2018 at 23:58

The Controversy Over Maple Syrup

By Allison Aubrey

There's a controversy over how to label the sugar naturally found in maple syrup. The Food and Drug Administration says it should be labeled as "added sugar." Maple syrup producers are balking.

  • June 17th 2018 at 14:12

Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk

By Esther Honig
Veterinarian Karen Chandler works quickly to castrate young male calves.

The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested.

(Image credit: Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media)

  • June 16th 2018 at 14:02

Despite A Revamped Focus On Real-Life Skills, 'Home Ec' Classes Fade Away

By Tove Danovich
In midcentury home economic classes, girls learned to cook for their future husbands while boys took shop. But now kids might learn about healthy relationships or how to balance a bank account.

Now called family and consumer sciences, courses suffer from few qualified teachers and declining enrollment. But in today's classes, students learn about gardening, nutrition, labeling and finance.

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  • June 14th 2018 at 14:02

To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

By Jill Neimark
Rinsing your produce is a good idea, but it won

Rinsing foods doesn't always prevent foodborne illness and can sometimes make the risks worse. Here's what the science says about which foods you should run water over and why.

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  • June 13th 2018 at 16:21

'It's A Huge Loss': Friend Mourns Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France on Friday. He was 61. Author and home chef Michael Ruhlman made several appearances on Bourdain's show and reflects on his friend's life.

  • June 12th 2018 at 17:18

For A True Taste Of South India, Try A Toddy Shop

By Maanvi Singh
At Nettoor Toddy Shop, fresh toddy from nearby coconut orchards is served in up-cycled wine, vodka or scotch bottles.

Toddy is a type of palm wine made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers. But the best toddy shops in southwestern India are celebrated for the spicy, coconutty food they serve with the drink.

(Image credit: Maanvi Singh/NPR)

  • June 12th 2018 at 16:30

'Ramadan Kitchen' Gives Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home

By Lama Al-Arian
Anas, left, and Bashar, 8, bond in the Ramadan Kitchen.

The kitchen serves 5,000 iftar meals daily to displaced families living in camps in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon during Ramadan. For many, it offers a sense of community, family and tradition.

(Image credit: Bashar Kaddo)

  • June 12th 2018 at 16:03

IHOP Becomes IHOb, The International House Of ... Burgers

By Bill Chappell
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"We're flippin' from pancakes, pancakes, pancakes to burgers, burgers, burgers," the company announced on Monday,

(Image credit: Alan Diaz/AP)

  • June 11th 2018 at 15:13

For Ramadan, More Muslims Shape Diets Around Physical And Mental Health

By Maryam Jillani
A growing number of Muslim food bloggers and dietitians are trying to address the shifting needs of busy Muslims who want to eat healthy, nutritious meals when breaking fast.

A growing number of Muslim food bloggers and dietitians say that fitness and spirituality go hand in hand, and are sharing tips to encourage mindfulness in food choices to keep from overindulging.

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  • June 10th 2018 at 14:02

Why Ethiopians Love Beer

By Eyder Peralta

Ethiopians love beer and have been drinking it for ages. One particular home brew tops their list: tella.

  • June 10th 2018 at 13:54

Anthony Bourdain: Serving Up Inclusion

By Karen Grigsby Bates
Bourdain, 61, was found dead on Friday in France, where he

While the nation mourns the loss of the chef, writer and humanitarian, many people in communities on the margins are especially sad at the loss of a friend and champion.

(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)

  • June 10th 2018 at 12:01

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

By Maria Godoy
promo image with all crops

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.

(Image credit: Fabio Consoli for NPR)

  • June 9th 2018 at 19:45

Why Craft Breweries Need Cows

By Claire Trageser

San Diego is one of the top craft brewery locations in the country, but what are breweries to do with tens of thousands of pounds of used up grain? They send it to nearby farms.

  • June 9th 2018 at 14:10
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