The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

NPR |Aug. 26, 2014 6:15 a.m.

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

NPR |Aug. 25, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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.

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR |July 25, 2014 12:51 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.

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.

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.

3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

NPR |July 09, 2014 7:14 a.m.

One guy's Kickstarter quest for $10 to make his first potato salad has now raised over $50,000 — a kind of Internet joke gone viral. Here are three modest food projects to consider instead.

Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

NPR |July 07, 2014 7:18 a.m.

Also: an essay on domestic violence from Kelly Sundberg; notable books coming out this week.

Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

NPR |June 04, 2014 9:42 a.m.

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

NPR |May 22, 2014 6:18 a.m.

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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