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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

NPR | Feb. 23, 2015 10:48 a.m.

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

NPR | Feb. 6, 2015 1:38 p.m.

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

NPR | Jan. 28, 2015 3:28 p.m.

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

NPR | Jan. 23, 2015 4:39 p.m.

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

NPR | Jan. 7, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Japanese sushi chefs can't say no to Bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about Bluefin for years.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

NPR | Dec. 23, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's an a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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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.

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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.

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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."