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08/22/2017 09:59 PM
Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean
International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

08/22/2017 07:41 PM
Does 'Sustainability' Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture's Public Image?
Big food companies like Walmart want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer. But the best-known program to accomplish this may not be having much effect.

08/22/2017 03:06 PM
The Sugar Story: A Spoonful Of Addiction Makes The Profits Go Up?
Americans are facing down a decades-long sugar habit.

08/22/2017 09:01 AM
'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women
A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.

08/21/2017 08:34 PM
Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?
Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.

08/21/2017 08:32 AM
To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash
Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that a return to traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

08/19/2017 11:00 AM
Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights
What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

08/18/2017 08:13 PM
Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks
The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

08/18/2017 11:00 AM
Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?
Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers must buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

08/17/2017 06:42 PM
Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)
During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness, and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what happens on the ground.

08/17/2017 11:00 AM
How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish
Two years ago, Carolyn Beans — plant biologist, flower farm worker and daughter of a veggie grower — thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.

08/16/2017 10:00 PM
With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?
Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.

08/16/2017 09:36 PM
The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream
Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.

08/16/2017 11:00 AM
Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling
A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

08/15/2017 08:33 PM
Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts
The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.