What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 2:47 p.m.

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.

Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 4:16 a.m.

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 8:56 a.m.

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

NPR |Dec. 11, 2014 2:06 p.m.

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

NPR |Dec. 10, 2014 1:56 p.m.

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

NPR |Oct. 30, 2014 9:04 a.m.

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 6:42 a.m.

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 4:01 p.m.

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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