When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

NPR | July 25, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR | July 24, 2014 3:39 p.m.

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

NPR | July 24, 2014 3:22 p.m.

If no contract deal is reached by next week, Met GM Peter Gelb warns unions of a work stoppage.

Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

NPR | July 24, 2014 5:44 a.m.

Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

NPR | July 22, 2014 2:35 p.m.

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

NPR | July 22, 2014 9:28 a.m.

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

NPR | July 21, 2014 2:04 p.m.

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

NPR | July 14, 2014 9:07 a.m.

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.

Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

NPR | July 11, 2014 6:15 a.m.

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

NPR | July 09, 2014 4:19 p.m.

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.

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