Food & Food Culture

3:09pm

Tue May 21, 2013
The Salt

Nutrition Group Says Chocolate Milk Is OK, No Need For Aspartame

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 2:01 pm

Morgan Barnett, 7, drinks from containers of 1 percent milk and chocolate milk during lunch at a school in St. Paul, Minn., in 2006.
Eric Miller AP

A controversial petition by the dairy industry to allow milk sweetened with aspartame or other alternative sweeteners to be labeled on the front of the carton simply as MILK is drawing criticism from the nation's leading group of nutritionists.

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1:16pm

Tue May 21, 2013
The Salt

Vertical 'Pinkhouses:' The Future Of Urban Farming?

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 3:58 pm

This "pinkhouse" at Caliber Biotherapeutics in Bryan, Texas, grows 2.2 million plants under the glow of blue and red LEDs.
Courtesy of Caliber Therapeutics

The idea of vertical farming is all the rage right now. Architects and engineers have come up with spectacular concepts for lofty buildings that could function as urban food centers of the future.

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1:27pm

Mon May 20, 2013
The Salt

Washington State Butcher Spikes Pig Feed With Weed

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 8:25 am

William von Schneidau, who owns the BB Ranch butcher shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle, has made prosciutto from pigs fed marijuana.
Courtesy of BB Ranch

William von Schneidau, an intrepid butcher in Seattle, is giving a whole new meaning to "potbelly pig." Lately, he's been feeding marijuana refuse to the pigs he turns into prosciutto for BB Ranch, his butcher shop in the city's famous Pike Place Marke

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1:01pm

Mon May 20, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Saltwich

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 1:48 pm

The pretzel shape provides nice little windows through which you can see your poor choices.
NPR

For years, one of the pieces of advice we've been ignoring is that we should really cut back on our salt intake. Now, a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine says limiting salt below a certain amount may not really do us any good. Around here, we take this to mean: Eat as much salt as you can or you'll die.

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9:01am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Salt

Can A Piece of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 10:00 am

Carbon isotope analysis: a scientific way to know just how much soda kids are drinking behind parents' backs?
iStockphoto.com

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