A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mango-like fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

Magnitude-4.0 Quake Jolts Washington's Puget Sound

AP |Sept. 17, 2014 8:48 a.m.

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday.

Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.

Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 7:36 a.m.

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 5:13 a.m.

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

Americans Renew Their Love For Butter

NPR |Sept. 10, 2014 5:01 a.m.

Butter is back. But the increased demand is not the reason for recent price hikes. It turns out that the U.S. is exporting more — dipping into our stores of precious butter fat. (Stations note: This story first aired on Weekend Edition Saturday on Sept. 6, 2014)

Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

NPR |Sept. 09, 2014 11:42 a.m.

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

Chick-Fil-A Founder Credited His Success To Christian Principles

NPR |Sept. 09, 2014 8:06 a.m.

The founder of the popular Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, S. Truett Cathy, died on Monday at the age of 93. Cathy was as well-known for his chicken sandwich as for his Christian values.

Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

NPR |Sept. 05, 2014 12:02 p.m.

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

NPR |Sept. 05, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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