Food & Food Culture

12:20pm

Fri September 7, 2012
Craft Beer

Hold The Honey? Hick’s Thoughts On The White House Beer

Screencap from a video released by the White House about the Presidential beers.
YouTube.com

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper hasn’t tasted the new homebrewed beer President Obama has been drinking as of late; however he does have a few choice words about the White House brew.

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1:24am

Fri September 7, 2012
The Salt

When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don't Always Mesh

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:10 pm

A shopper surveys the produce at Pacifica Farmers Market in Pacifica, Calif., in 2011.
AP

We heard from a lot of you — and we mean a lot of you — about our recent report on the Stanford School of Medicine analysis of several studies on the health effects of organic foods.

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1:22am

Fri September 7, 2012
The Salt

Panera Sandwich Chain Explores 'Pay What You Want' Concept

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:11 pm

This Panera Cares store in Chicago switched from for-profit to nonprofit this summer, and it started asking customers to pay whatever they want.
Niala Boodhoo for NPR

The concept of "pay what you want" for goods and services is a nostalgic throwback to the days when people trusted one another just a little bit more, and it's something you expect to see at the occasional farm stand or at a hip, independent coffee shop.

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2:24pm

Thu September 6, 2012
The Salt

Why We Rarely Feed Animals Food Scraps, Even In A Drought

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:12 pm

Farm worker Jesus Francisco Cayetano feeds pigs a slop made from food scraps from casinos near North Las Vegas, Nev. in 2006.
Isaac Brekken AP

Last month we heard that a farmer in Kentucky was feeding his cattle discarded chocolate because corn was too expensive. Things are getting weird, we thought.

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7:50am

Thu September 6, 2012
The Salt

Extreme Weather Means Extreme Food Prices Worldwide, Aid Agency Warns

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Somali girls line up to receive a hot meal in Mogadishu last year after the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in decades, compounded by war, put millions in danger of starvation.
Roberto Schmmidt AFP/Getty Images

Reducing greenhouse gases and saving the polar bears tend to dominate discussions on climate change. But to the booming world population, one climate change issue may be even more pressing – hunger.

A new report by a leading international relief agency warns that climate change will increase the risk of large spikes in global food prices in the future, and lead to more hungry people in the world. That's because extreme weather like droughts, floods and heat waves are predicted to become much more frequent as the planet heats up.

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