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.
NPR | June 23, 2014 8:14 a.m.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli appeared to help people excrete common air pollutants faster in a study. So does that mean there's something to a green veg detox? Scientists say maybe.
NPR | June 10, 2014 5:19 a.m.
Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
NPR | June 10, 2014 5:17 a.m.
A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.
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.
NPR | June 04, 2014 9:11 a.m.
OPB | June 04, 2014 midnight
Paul Gerald has released the fifth edition of his popular hiking guide 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. We asked him to shares six special hikes to take this summer.
NPR | May 21, 2014 6:29 a.m.
Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that's crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.
NPR | May 16, 2014 11:40 a.m.
For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new designer crops. This year's enticing picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.
NPR | May 15, 2014 2:28 p.m.
A group of Gazan farmers has gone organic. While their produce should fetch a premium price, most of it ends up in the public market, mixed in with regular produce and sold for the same price.