Following wine, whiskey, cheese and chocolate, rooibos has been professionally swirled, sniffed and sipped in the interest of justifying its place in the premium tier of gourmet food pricing. The South African government is spearheading the effort.
The co-author of a controversial study linking diet soda consumption to blood cancers says his study's findings fall into a gray area — between a clear relationship between diet soda consumption and cancers and no relationship at all. That, he says, is "the natural process of science."
Tough economic times have changed what's for dinner, and not just on the family table. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema says that even the finest restaurants serving up comfort foods. He speaks with host Michel Martin about this and other trends in fall dining.
Because we had better food, our brains grew bigger than those of our primate cousins, scientists say. Early humans cooked, which makes meat and veggies more digestible and nutrients more available to the body. Plus, there was all that chatting and chewing around the campfire.
Incomes have dropped nearly 50 percent in Greece, but food prices are at record highs. Now the Greek government is encouraging retailers to discount nonperishable food that's past its sell-by date. And it's not going over well.
Newly released death reports and a lawsuit against Monster Energy raise more questions and public scrutiny on the risks of drinking the high levels of caffeine found in supersized energy drinks, especially in teens.
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