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Study: Sleep Deprivation Leads To Poor Food Choices

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found the part of the brain that enables good decisions gets hazy after an all-nighter. The part that craves rewards is revved up for more.

Heck No Or Let's Go? Your Thoughts On Lab-Grown Meat

Earlier this week, we told you about the world's first burger grown in a lab from stem cells. We've chosen a few comments about the technology, which range from disgusted to admiring.

The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit

Grapes that taste like cotton candy? No, it's not a GMO experiment but rather the result of good old-fashioned plant-breeding techniques. One scientist has already brought these sweet treats to the market and hopes our grape choices will one day be as varied as our apple choices.

FDA Issues First Standards For 'Gluten-Free' Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has issued the first standards for what food companies can label "gluten-free." Audie Cornish speaks to Dr. Peter Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, about the FDA announcement.

Lab-Grown Beef Passes Ethical But Not Taste Tests

Is it possible that, one day, beef production will not require grazing land, feed lots or slaughterhouses? In Britain, burgers made from cow stem cells were put to the taste test on Monday.

Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

Rarely has a single food gotten such star treatment as the hamburger that made its debut in London on Monday. But the burger — grown from stem cells taken from a cow — represents a technology potentially so disruptive that it has attracted the support of Google co-founder Sergei Brin.

Sandwich Monday: Chili Cheeseburger A-Plenty

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit the legendary Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg, S.C., and when we're done, we don't want to leave.
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Joe Yonan: "Eat Your Vegetables"

Can you be a vegetarian and still be a good traveler, a creative cook and a gracious guest? Kojo chats with The Washington Post's travel and food editor, who recently adopted a vegetarian lifestyle himself.


Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn't happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.

Pickling Up Your Next Summer Picnic

Heat is no friend to mayonnaise. The perfect way to preserve produce for hot summer picnics is by pickling — not just cucumbers, but cherries, green tomatoes, okra, kohlrabi — all kinds of seasonal produce.