Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

NPR |Jan. 24, 2015 9:10 a.m.

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 4:04 p.m.

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA

NPR |Jan. 21, 2015 3:13 p.m.

It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.

Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

NPR |Jan. 20, 2015 3:59 p.m.

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.

Would Kids Eat More Veggies If They Had Recess Before Lunch?

NPR |Jan. 20, 2015 3:18 p.m.

Many healthy school lunch options end up in the garbage. But two researchers say that students who eat lunch after recess are more likely to eat fruits and veggies than students who eat lunch first.

Oregon Brewer Goes Local, Dumps Anheuser Busch As Distributor

Register Guard |Jan. 20, 2015 2:32 p.m.

Ninkasi Brewing has switched distributors in southern Oregon and western Washington from behemoth Anheuser Busch InBev to two regional firms — Eugene-based Bigfoot Beverage Distributors and Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp.

Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

NPR |Jan. 19, 2015 4:42 p.m.

For generations, Italian-American fig growers in the Northeast have buried their trees in trenches for the winter. It's a tradition that preserves both flavor and ancestral ties to southern Italy.

From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

NPR |Jan. 19, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Detox diets are a hot trend, but scientists say there's really no evidence that they are necessary or helpful. One strategy that does make sense: Cut back on sugar. We tell you why.

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