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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

NPR | March 1, 2015 11:26 a.m.

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

Food | Arts | Environment

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

NPR | Feb. 28, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. A food waste activist is tweeting images with cheeky captions to raise awareness of beauty standards that lead to mounds of food waste.

Food | World | Science

Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

NPR | Feb. 27, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

Food | News

Potential SNAP Cuts Could Affect Many Oregonians

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 4:37 p.m.

House Republicans in Congress are talking about making changes to the program that could affect many low-income residents in the Northwest.

Food | Environment | Science | Nation

Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 10:49 a.m.

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

Food | Technology | Business

The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

NPR | Feb. 25, 2015 12:23 p.m.

The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.

Food | News | Agriculture | Health | Business

Bill Would Allow Raw Milk To Be Advertised In Oregon

AP | Feb. 25, 2015 11:01 a.m.

Oregon is among 30 states that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk, but it sets tight restrictions. A law on the books since the 1950s says sellers of raw milk can't advertise.

Food | News | local

Celebrating 50 Years Of Pinot Noir In The Willamette Valley

Statesman Journal | Feb. 24, 2015 1:46 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The valley's founding families look back on the early days of Oregon's pinot industry.

Food | Environment | Science | Business | Nation

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

NPR | Feb. 23, 2015 2:48 p.m.

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.