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07/19/2018 05:21 PM
Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine
Meat-heavy dishes are a mainstay of Mexican cooking. But spurred by health and environmental concerns, working-class Mexican-American chefs are giving traditional dishes a plant-based makeover.

07/18/2018 03:28 PM
Marriott Follows Starbucks In Dropping Plastic Straws
The giant hotel chain became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its more than 6,500 properties by next July.

07/18/2018 09:27 AM
French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans
Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause.

07/18/2018 09:09 AM
Archaeologists Find 14,500-Year-Old Bread
Archaeologists in Jordan's Black Desert found the burnt remains of bread, baked more than 14,000 years ago. It proves people were making bread far earlier than originally known.

07/17/2018 07:37 PM
Hutterites: The Small Religious Colonies Entwined With Montana's Haute Cuisine
The peace-driven Anabaptist sect, made up of families who live and work together, has built a relationship with high-end resorts, supplying poultry, produce and bread for chefs.

07/16/2018 02:56 PM
Your Ancestors Probably Ate Insects. So What's Bugging You?
An anthropologist takes a deep dive into the history of gathering, raising and eating insects, and why in America and Europe, they're unlikely to become a mainstream food option anytime soon.

07/14/2018 12:22 PM
Afghan Saffron Coming To U.S. Stores
NPR's Renee Montagne asks Keith Alaniz and Emily Miller about the spice company they founded with a group of veterans who served in Afghanistan.

07/12/2018 09:17 PM
Fast-Food Chains Back Away From Limits On Whom They Hire
Seven fast-food franchises, facing potential prosecution from the state of Washington, abandoned a practice critics say hurt workers' chances of earning more and moving up the ladder.

07/12/2018 12:02 PM
Mare's Milk For Health? Europeans Look To Horses For Ancient Remedy
Chekhov and Tolstoy swore by its curative powers. While mare's milk remains a niche product, its reputation as a health elixir is causing trouble for European producers in a more regulated age.

07/11/2018 12:02 PM
Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.

07/10/2018 09:21 PM
Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Whom They Hire
Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of what are known as "no poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs.

07/10/2018 04:42 PM
How Postcards Solved The Problem Of Disappearing Rice
Indonesia had a program to provide subsidized rice to the poor. But thousands of kilos didn't make it to the recipients.

07/10/2018 12:02 PM
Politics Planted The Seed For A Business In Herbs And Teas
The 2016 U.S. presidential election led two women to create a business steeped in changing how immigrants are viewed by celebrating their contributions to agriculture.

07/09/2018 06:42 PM
Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers — A Seedy Love Story
Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country's alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of the most unique agricultural partnerships in the country.

07/09/2018 12:38 PM
Starbucks: Goodbye, Plastic Straws
Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to get rid of plastic straws in its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. Instead, the company said it plans to use recyclable plastic lids that allow sipping.