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April 24, 2015 2 Comments

Amid Listeria Outbreak, FDA Calls For Better Prevention Policies

As a second ice cream maker recalls all of its products, we hear from a top FDA official on food safety and inspections.

April 23, 2015 Comment

Proposal To Close Loophole Looks At Who Is A Farmer

Big farms are collecting taxpayer dollars that they haven’t necessarily earned, by taking advantage of a loophole in government subsidy rules.

April 22, 2015 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don’t.

April 21, 2015 Comment

Blue Bell Recalls All Products Following Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Listeria bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream has been linked to three deaths. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened.

April 21, 2015 2 Comments

Bird Flu Spreads; Millions Of Iowa Chickens To Be Killed

The deadly bird flu strain H5N2 is plaguing poultry farms across the Midwest, including a major commercial operation in Iowa.

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 10 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.

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April 23 10 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 22 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.