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