NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 12:20 p.m.
There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether they're from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
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. 27, 2014 2:40 p.m.
Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally appropriate food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
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. 26, 2014 2:37 p.m.
Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
NPR |Aug. 26, 2014 10:40 a.m.
An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
NPR |Aug. 22, 2014 9:34 a.m.
The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.
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. 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.
NPR |Aug. 20, 2014 7:54 a.m.
Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.