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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.


Good News: More Crops! Bad News: More Plague!

Tiny patches of Tanzanian farmland contain more rats than do nearby forests. These rats are more likely to carry the bacteria that cause the plague in humans.

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home

One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.

Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes as part of the architecture.

Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken and egg" problem.

Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.