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Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

NPR | March 27, 2015 12:49 p.m.

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.

Business | Nation | Food | World

Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

NPR | March 27, 2015 5 a.m.

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

Business | Nation | Food | Environment

Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

NPR | March 26, 2015 2:42 p.m.

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.

Business | Nation | Books

Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

NPR | March 24, 2015 7:10 a.m.

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

NPR | March 23, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

Nation | Food | Environment | Arts | Science

Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bug Cuisine

NPR | March 23, 2015 1:27 p.m.

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

Elections | Food | Nation

A Push To Move Food Stamp Recipients Into Jobs

NPR | March 20, 2015 8:21 a.m.

Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.

Health | Nation | Food | Environment | Science

Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The 'Veggie Du Jour' Title

NPR | March 19, 2015 3:24 p.m.

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

Science | Business | Nation | Food | Flora and Fauna

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

NPR | 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.

Health | Nation | Food

Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

NPR | March 18, 2015 8:37 a.m.

Concoctions that seem to break caloric records are a central part of the rodeo food experience. If you're going to indulge, a Texas dietician offers tips to help keep you from popping a belt buckle.