Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:28 p.m.

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 4:39 p.m.

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

NPR |Jan. 16, 2015 10:09 a.m.

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

NPR |Jan. 15, 2015 5:39 a.m.

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

NPR |Jan. 05, 2015 8:47 a.m.

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

NPR |Jan. 03, 2015 4:01 p.m.

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.

How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

NPR |Dec. 29, 2014 3:12 p.m.

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

NPR |Dec. 29, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.

Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

NPR |Dec. 29, 2014 12:02 p.m.

For kids to be exposed to reading, families have to have books to read to them, which isn't a given — especially in low-income areas. First Book works to get quality literature into those communities.

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