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Should Farmers Give John Deere And Monsanto Their Data?

Farmers can now deliver data from their fields, minute by minute, to big agribusiness companies like Monsanto or John Deere. Those companies promise to use the data to help farmers make money. But some farmers worry that it could threaten their privacy and give the big companies too much power.

Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard

Last year, the fast-food chain earned the dubious distinction from a health watchdog group of serving "America's worst restaurant meal." Now, Long John Silver's is winning praise for removing all trans fats from its menu.

More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

A study found that people on the diet, which is rich in nuts and olive oil, had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than people on a low-fat diet. The research helps build the case that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

Whole Foods recently decided it would not buy produce from farmers who used treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, on their fields. But scientists say this is a mistake — the material is safe and benefits the environment in lots of different ways.
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Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.


Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

Research shows that when kids are allowed to serve themselves, they're less likely to overeat. They also tend to be more open to trying different kinds of foods.

Soba: More Than Just Noodles, It's A Cultural Heritage ... And An Art Form

The United Nations has named traditional Japanese cuisine — known as washoku — an intangible cultural heritage. One of the oldest foods of washoku is the soba noodle. But what most Americans call soba is a pale comparison to the actual cuisine. One woman in Southern California is trying to keep the true traditional noodle alive in America.

D.C. Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind

The owner of Inspire BBQ caters to the tastes of discerning barbeque lovers, but he's also on a mission to reclaim troubled young people and teach a profession that will help them sustain themselves and the community.

How Food Hubs Are Helping New Farmers Break Into Local Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the infrastructure for local food is lacking but growing fast. "Food hubs respond to that call," one official says.

Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.