NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 8:28 a.m.
The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 2:09 p.m.
One in 10 packaged foods still contain trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.
NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 6:37 a.m.
Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
NPR |Aug. 27, 2014 10:19 a.m.
India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.
NPR |Aug. 27, 2014 4:31 a.m.
Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.
NPR |Aug. 25, 2014 8:53 a.m.
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
NPR |Aug. 21, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.
NPR |Aug. 19, 2014 12:25 p.m.
In his new memoir Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors, and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."
NPR |Aug. 18, 2014 7:58 a.m.
A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
NPR |Aug. 15, 2014 12:37 p.m.
Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.