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April 20, 2015 Comment

Vermont’s Largest Tree Tapper Won’t Sell Syrup

An out-of-state company has tapped about 100,000 trees in Vermont this year, but says it won’t compete with local producers.

April 20, 2015 9 Comments

Drought Won’t Mean More Expensive Peaches

Agricultural economist Dan Sumner explains why the current drought in California will not increase produce prices.

April 15, 2015 2 Comments

Bird Flu Spreading To Poultry Farms In The Midwest

The H2N2 strain of the virus is highly contagious among birds, but scientists say not contractible by humans.

April 15, 2015 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 10, 2015 3 Comments

Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids

Our resident chef suggests choosing something simple but interesting, and focusing on fruits and vegetables.

April 8, 2015 6 Comments

How To Reduce Your Cancer Risk Through The Foods You Eat

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and we’re all at risk. Dr. David Khayat shares tips for reducing that risk.

April 6, 2015 3 Comments

Why Aren’t California Farms Part Of The New Water Restrictions?

Gov. Jerry Brown is under fire for not requiring new water restrictions for the agriculture sector, as the state hits new water table lows.

April 3, 2015 3 Comments

The Navajo Nation Approves A Junk Food Tax

The 2 percent tax is an effort to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.

April 1, 2015 7 Comments

More Than A Garnish: 6 Great Parsley Recipes

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for chimichurri, fried parsley leaves, a parsley soup and more.

April 1, 2015 Comment

The Trouble With Truffles

Truffle hunters in Oregon say they’ve been shut out of some of their favorite spots, as a result of new regulations.

March 31, 2015 6 Comments

McDonald’s To Try Out All-Day Breakfast

The world’s largest restaurant chain is responding to consumer demand, and the move could be lucrative for the company.

March 25, 2015 Comment

Kraft And Heinz To Merge, Bringing Together Prominent American Brands

The deal will form the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, bringing together American brands from Jell-O to Heinz Ketchup.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Interweaving Family History With Healthy Soul Food

The mother-daughter team of Alice and Caroline Randall write a memoir-cookbook that dives into the often fraught relationship black women have with the kitchen.

March 18, 2015 27 Comments

Midwest States Push To Legalize Raw Milk

Unpasteurized raw milk is illegal at the federal level, but it is gaining popularity. In order to limit its sale, some Midwestern states are trying to legalize it.

March 17, 2015 22 Comments

Kathy Gunst Does Breakfast

Never skip breakfast again with these recipes from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

March 16, 2015 4 Comments

Combating Bait And Switch In The Seafood Industry

The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to detect and stop seafood fraud.

March 5, 2015 15 Comments

4 Recipes For Beet Lovers

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for roasted beet salad, beet napoleons, beet hummus and more.

February 25, 2015 12 Comments

Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.

February 20, 2015 14 Comments

Home Sick? Try These Recipes

Our resident chef shares recipes to make you feel better, including Greek lemon soup, chicken soup and ginger tea.

February 19, 2015 7 Comments

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives

Think you’re too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 17 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.