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It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers...06/01/15
Scientists say too much airborne nitrogen from farms is throwing off the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park. So the federal government is hoping weather alerts for farmers will help.
At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The...
Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.
Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On...
John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
This Cajun Chicken Pizza Will Remind You Of Your Salad Days
Chef James Rigato makes delicious seasonal dishes at his restaurant in Michigan. But perhaps what he is best-known for is the pizza he created when he was just a teenager.
Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From...
A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.
Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark'...
It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch: The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.
How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made...
In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals
What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.
Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The...
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging...
Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.
Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted...
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut...
A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.
Midwest Farmers Rush To Dispose Of Chickens Killed To...
The USDA says 38 million chickens must be killed to stop the spread of one of the worst outbreaks of avian flu in North America. Northwest Iowa officials are scrambling to dispose of the dead birds.
Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama...
The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.
South Carolina Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor...
A company called Terressentia that uses a chemical process to age bourbon not in years — but in hours — is unsettling an industry that is long-soaked in history and tradition.
Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And...
The tiny nation has some of Latin America's highest rates of obesity, hypertension and heart disease. The capital Montevideo has tried to intervene by making salt on the table illegal.
'Spirited Republic' Exhibit Explores America's History...
The National Archives exhibit explores America's long and sometimes troubled history with alcohol. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Derek Brown, the exhibit's "Chief Spirits Advisor."
From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale...
The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?
Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee
More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.
Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss
People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the test scores of people following a lower-fat diet went down.
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