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Your Quinoa Habit Really Did Help Peru's Poor. But There's Trouble Ahead

Headlines once warned the global quinoa boom was putting the nutritious crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest. But bad news may loom for Andean farmers.

Women Farmers Band Together To Vent, Seek Support And Exchange Ideas

The agriculture industry is traditionally male-dominated. But that's changing: Over the past 15 years, the fraction of U.S. farms run by women has nearly tripled.
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Coffee To Wine: Cafes Bridging The Morning to Evening Crowds

Few cafes choose to be both a coffee shop and a bar, shifting from barista to bartender after 5pm. We discuss the coffee-to-wine concept in our region.


Boston Chinese: A Fusion Food Cooked Up In A Melting Pot City

Peking ravioli? Chow mein sandwiches? Bread as a standard side dish? There's a fascinating history behind Boston's unique spin on Chinese cuisine.

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result, and some critics say its flavor does too. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

Adopt A Beehive — Save A Beekeeper?

Many of the foods we eat depend on pollination from honeybees. But bees are in trouble, and so are beekeepers — replacing lost hives is expensive. Some have come up with a new source of funding.

Baked Alaska: A Creation Story Shrouded In Mystery

In March 1867, the U.S. purchased Alaska. This igloo-shaped, torched-meringue dessert came as a fringe benefit. Was it a sweet flash of genius, political satire — or maybe a bit of both?

Organic Foods Still Aren't As Mass Market As You Might Think

With Wal-Mart now selling organic food, and Whole Foods testing cheaper stores, it's easy to think organic has gone mainstream. But one study finds organics are still far more common in richer areas.

Love Your Sourdough Starter? In Stockholm, You Can Hire A Sitter For It

A batch of starter can live indefinitely, but it also requires a certain amount of care and feeding. Apparently, that can pose a problem for Swedes and their five weeks of annual vacation.

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

In the coming weeks, major brands including General Mills, Kellogg and Mars will start labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. That's all because of a Vermont law set to take effect July 1.