How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 3:24 p.m.

A Seller's Advice: To Diversify Bookshelves, Step Free Of The Niche

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 7:54 a.m.

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 8:42 a.m.

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 7:58 a.m.

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

NPR | Aug. 15, 2014 12:37 p.m.

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

Book News: Amazon Expands Into Campus Bookselling

NPR | Aug. 14, 2014 6:50 a.m.

Also: X-Files star Gillian Anderson is writing a book; a new poem by Graham Hillard.

Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

NPR | Aug. 12, 2014 4:08 p.m.

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 6:55 a.m.

Also, an interview with Ursula Le Guin; notable books coming out this week.

Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

NPR | Aug. 09, 2014 12:25 p.m.

A factory in Indiana is churning out massive quantities of beverage-grade rye whiskey. A food blogger discovered that many small distilleries are buying it and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

NPR | Aug. 05, 2014 4:03 p.m.

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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