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.

Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

NPR | May 06, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they've been updated for the modern foodie.

Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

NPR | March 05, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

NPR | Feb. 28, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.

Book News: Bernanke Writing A Book On The Fed And The Great Recession

NPR | Feb. 25, 2014 7:24 a.m.

Also: The man behind the infamous @GSElevator twitter account is outed by The New York Times; Neil Young has a deal for a second memoir; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie condemns Nigeria's anti-gay laws.

A Father Plays Call Of Duty With His Son, Watched By Thousands

NPR | Feb. 23, 2014 10:02 a.m.

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching games every month.

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