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Yesterday โ€” August 19th 2018NPR Food

Nashville Restaurant Educates Customers On Sustainable Seafood

By Amy Eskind

In some parts of the world, species of fish are becoming depleted. Some restaurants in the U.S. are telling diners where their fish come from. One, in Nashville, is taking it a step further.

  • August 19th 2018 at 13:57
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Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

By Carolyn Beans
Peter Rabbit encourages people not to waste food as he casually chomps on a carrot on posters around town.

According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.

(Image credit: Carolyn Beans for NPR)

  • August 17th 2018 at 15:00

Chipotle To Retrain Employees After Latest Outbreak Of Food Poisoning

By Scott Neuman

The announcement comes after health officials said an outbreak last month that sickened nearly 650 customers in Ohio was caused by a type of bacteria that thrives in food kept warm for long periods.

(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

  • August 17th 2018 at 09:33

A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces

By Rebecca Hersher
A little food for thought.

Humankind has long been taunted by the puzzle. Well, we've got some breaking news, folks — or at any rate some big news about breaking: The answer involves one very big twist.

(Image credit: Gregor Schuster/Getty Images)

  • August 16th 2018 at 11:08

Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

By Kamila Kudelska
Some of the cattle grazing on the Persson Ranch are tracked using blockchain technology, which may allow consumers to know where their meat comes from and more.

By tagging cattle and updating their data about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life using blockchain, some ranchers are hoping to solve paper tracking pitfalls and sell their beef for more.

(Image credit: Kamila Kudelska/Wyoming Public Radio)

  • August 15th 2018 at 23:56

Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

By Gabriela Quirรณs
A female blue orchard bee forages for nectar and pollen on Phacelia tanacetifolia flowers, also known as blue or purple tansy. Blue orchard bees are solitary bees that help pollinate California

Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10,000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce slowly and are prone to wandering.

(Image credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED)

  • August 14th 2018 at 15:00

Uh-Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles

By Esme Nicholson
Beer bottles with crowned caps crowd the conveyor belts of a filling plant in the Veltins brewery in Meschede-Grevenstein, western Germany, in January.

In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

(Image credit: Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images)

  • August 14th 2018 at 11:00

Ben & Jerry's 'Milk With Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

By John Dillon
Will Lambek, left, interprets for Enrique Balcazar, a Migrant Justice activist who helped negotiate the fair labor and living standards agreement with Ben & Jerry

Some workers say wages and living conditions have improved. Farms have also committed to providing five annual paid sick days, five paid vacation days and to meet housing health and safety standards.

(Image credit: John Dillon/Vermont Public Radio)

  • August 13th 2018 at 14:02

Food Fare At Iowa State Fair

NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Des Moines Register food critic Brian Taylor Carlson about the good, the bad and the ugly new food offerings at this year's Iowa State Fair. Pickle beer, anyone?

  • August 12th 2018 at 23:06

Let's Hear It For Iceberg Lettuce

Food critics and food eaters alike have often expressed disdain for iceberg lettuce. Helen Rosner, a food writer for The New Yorker, does not share the feeling.

  • August 12th 2018 at 14:09

Terminally Ill Man Awarded $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

By Dan Charles

A California jury says Monsanto is liable for former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness and should pay him $289 million.

  • August 12th 2018 at 14:09

The Cream Puffs Of Wisconsin

The giant cream puff is the star of the Wisconsin State Fair. On a recent visit to the fair, we got a chance to see how they are made — and make one our own.

  • August 12th 2018 at 14:09

Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

By Tom Banse
This laser unit is one of six that repel thieving birds from the blueberry fields of Meduri Farms near Jefferson, Ore.

Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.

(Image credit: Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

  • August 12th 2018 at 14:01

African-American Craft Beer Brewers Unite To Host A Festival Of Their Own

By Bill O'Driscoll
Fresh Fest co-founders Day Bracey (left) and Mike Potter (right) visit with Chris Harris, owner of Black Frog Brewery in Holland, Ohio, near Toledo.

Craft beer is booming, but it is not very popular in the African-American community and there are few black brewers. The first craft beer festival for African-American brewers aims to change that.

(Image credit: Jeff Zoet/Courtesy Day Bracey)

  • August 10th 2018 at 20:52

Former Tyson Foods CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda โ€” But Can It Last?

By Marc Gunther
The Feed the Future Tworore Inkoko, Twunguke project hosts a meeting in the Gataraga sector of Rwanda to recruit farmers to grow chickens. If the farmers commit to four days of training and pass a competency test, they are given a backyard coop worth about $625, as well as the means to obtain 100 day-old chicks, vaccines, feed and technical advice.

The Smith family foundation aims to build a chicken business in Africa, but the extensive project is costly and difficult, and Rwanda cannot yet support a modern poultry industry without aid money.

(Image credit: Emily Urban/NPR)

  • August 9th 2018 at 16:47

For Berlin, Invasive Crustaceans Are A Tough Catch And A Tough Sell

By Daniella Cheslow
Louisiana crawfish caught in waters in and around Berlin are on display at Fisch Frank fish restaurant in Berlin. They are an invasive species and authorities recently licensed a local fisherman to catch them and sell them to local restaurants.

Louisiana crawfish have invaded waterways in Germany's capital. Wildlife officials licensed a fisherman to catch them for chefs, hoping a taste for "Berlin Lobster" might control the invasive species.

(Image credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

  • August 8th 2018 at 11:19

Climate Change Threatens Midwest's Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

By Rebecca Hersher
Wild rice grows along the edges of the Kakagon River in Wisconsin.

When harvests are bad, Native Americans in the region may go without rice for the year. And there have been a lot of bad years lately, as climate change causes more frequent and severe rainstorms.

(Image credit: Joe Proudman/Courtesy of University of California Davis)

  • August 7th 2018 at 10:57

Joรซl Robuchon, A Giant In French Cooking, Dies

By Bill Chappell
French chef Joël Robuchon has died at age 73, after an acclaimed career that saw him win more than 30 Michelin stars.

Robuchon won more Michelin stars than any other chef. He embraced his role as a steward of France's cultural treasures and rejected pretentiousness. After all, his signature dish was potato puree.

(Image credit: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

  • August 6th 2018 at 15:48

Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

By Allison Aubrey
A small new study shows that successful dieters had an abundance of a bacteria called Phascolarctobacterium, whereas another bacteria, Dialister, was associated with a failure to lose weight.

Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.

(Image credit: sorbetto/Getty Images)

  • August 6th 2018 at 10:58

Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years

By Bill Chappell
Pints of Guinness stouts are lined up at one of the outdoor bars at the new brewery. Guinness, famous for making stout beer, opened a new brewery in Maryland this week. It

Guinness spent $90 million on the Open Gate Brewery near Baltimore, Md., where it hopes to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

(Image credit: Emily Bogle/NPR)

  • August 4th 2018 at 23:33
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