Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 1:33 p.m.

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 2:53 p.m.

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners can alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn't Always So Rosy

NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 8:37 a.m.

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

NPR |Sept. 11, 2014 9:34 a.m.

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

NPR |Sept. 09, 2014 12:13 p.m.

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterward. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

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.

The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

NPR |Aug. 26, 2014 6:15 a.m.

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

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.

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

NPR |Aug. 23, 2014 2:14 p.m.

This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR |Aug. 20, 2014 2:58 p.m.

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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