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Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 5:32 a.m.

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers believe that when immigrant workers gain legal status, they tend to leave agriculture. Yet the evidence is disputed.

Nation | Business | Environment | Food

Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

NPR | Feb. 23, 2015 10:48 a.m.

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

Nation | Business | Health | Food

Have Big Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 12:11 p.m.

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.

Business | Technology | World | Food

Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 8:53 a.m.

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

Business | Arts

As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 5:48 a.m.

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.

Nation | Business | Food

A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

NPR | Feb. 19, 2015 11:03 a.m.

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms – and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.

Business | Health | Food

Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

NPR | Feb. 19, 2015 7:22 a.m.

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

Nation | Business | Health | World | Economy | Food

How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

NPR | Feb. 13, 2015 8:19 a.m.

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada to sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S. and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

Nation | Business | Economy | Food

Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

NPR | Feb. 12, 2015 1:45 p.m.

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

Science | Business | Food

California's Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

NPR | Feb. 10, 2015 2:06 p.m.

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.