Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

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.

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

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.

At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

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.

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.

How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

NPR | June 04, 2014 9:11 a.m.


6 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Portland To Take This Summer

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.

Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

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.

Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

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.

Organic Produce Is A Tough Sell In The Gaza Strip

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.

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads And Eat 'Em Up Instead. Yum!

NPR | March 07, 2014 12:18 p.m.

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They're nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

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