Food | Business | Science | Flora and Fauna | NationNPR | March 19, 2015 8:33 a.m.
The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.
When a car hits and kills a deer or other creature, Jeff Potter swoops in and recovers the meat, then feeds it to friends and family. No one has ever gotten sick, he says.
Food | Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | NationNPR | March 3, 2015 4:26 p.m.
Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
Food | Business | Environment | Flora and Fauna | NationNPR | 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.
Food | Health | Flora and Fauna | ScienceNPR | Jan. 27, 2015 8:45 a.m.
Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
Arts | Books | Flora and Fauna | ScienceNPR | Jan. 10, 2015 2:48 p.m.
The endangered animals are bred for luxury items, like tiger bone wine and tigerskin rugs. By raising the demand for these goods, the farms pose a threat to wild tigers, says author J.A. Mills.
Bruno Dumont's inconclusively plotted story of a boy crossing paths with detectives and other locals was made as a miniseries, but feels little like traditional television.
Food | Business | Environment | Flora and Fauna | ScienceNPR | 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.
Environment | Business | Science | Nation | Food | Flora and FaunaNPR | Sept. 29, 2014 9:27 a.m.
Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.