Gone are the days when hospital food all looked the same. Now, some hospitals are hiring full-service chefs to accommodate the refined tastes of moneyed clientele. Others have allowed fast food chains like McDonald's to set up shop in their cafeterias.
Climate simulations show that massive technological interventions, known as "geoengineering," could protect food crops from some of the damaging effects of global warming. But researchers say local effects are hard to predict, so geoengineering may not be worth the risk.
A new book combines the memories and culinary skills of one Chinese political dissident who lived through the country's Cultural Revolution. Since food was rationed, Sasha Gong learned to cook with whatever she could find. "There's something about humanity," she says. "It's hard to suppress."
A high price for pecans this season has led to a spike in pecan theft. New Mexico farmer Greg Daviet totes a gun and hires security guards this time of year to deter thieves from stepping foot in his orchards.
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