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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

NPR | Feb. 27, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

Food | Health

Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 1:38 p.m.

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 1:28 p.m.

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

Arts | Food | Health

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

NPR | Feb. 25, 2015 8:32 a.m.

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

Science | Food | Health

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

NPR | Feb. 23, 2015 1:56 p.m.

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Have Big Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 12:11 p.m.

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.

Food | Nation | Health

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

NPR | Feb. 19, 2015 3:31 p.m.

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

NPR | Feb. 19, 2015 7:22 a.m.

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

NPR | Feb. 13, 2015 8:19 a.m.

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada to sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S. and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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Jock Bradley's Portraits Reflect The Realities Of Life With Cancer

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 midnight

When photographer Jock Bradley’s sister died from ovarian cancer last year, his grief and experience dealing with her illness led to the birth of a new art project.