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Food Fraud

How food fraud happens, what foods are most susceptible and new methods that suppliers are developing to reduce misleading and fraudulent labeling.

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Kojo talks with local restaurateurs about the craft of making ramen, the cuisine’s cultural significance and how best to enjoy the noodle soup.


How Did Our Brains Evolve To Equate Food With Love?

Until recently, our brains' way of connecting food with love and a sense of well-being was purely a good thing. But in a world where it's possible to feast every day, it can be a problem.

Sugar's Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

Robert Lustig, a physician and anti-sugar crusader, found in a new study that countries where people have easy access to sugar are more likely to see a rise in diabetes. But skeptics say that sugar's not the only culprit.

Why Processed Food Is Cheaper Than Healthier Options

Earlier in the week in our "On the Run" series, we heard a mom explain how mac and cheese was more affordable than fresh fruit. Morning Edition reached out to Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a nutritionist and economist, to explain why that would be true.