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Are Junk Food Habits Driving Obesity? A Tale Of Two Studies

In the fight against obesity, junk foods have become public enemy No. 1. But some people question whether certain foods are really the culprits. Two new studies come to very different conclusions.

What's 'Natural' Food? The Government Isn't Sure And Wants Your Input

Disagreement over terms like "all natural" or "100 percent natural" has spawned dozens of lawsuits. The Food and Drug Administration is requesting comments from the public on what "natural" means.

Why Eating Out Alone Doesn't Have To Be Lonely

More Americans are eating alone — at restaurants and at home. Writer Simran Sethi argues in a new book that eating alone can be a courageous act that deepens appreciation of food and place.

Farmers Have Been Enjoying The Fruits Of Bee Labor For 9,000 Years

Bees play a vital role in pollinating the crops we eat. Turns out, that relationship with agriculture began shortly after the rise of settled farming, new research shows.
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How Do You Like Them Apples?

An exciting wave of new apple varieties is set to hit markets in a few years. We talk with a fruit expert about how apples are bred and what determines what we see in stores.


Anheuser-Busch InBev And SABMiller Agree On Merger Terms

A Brobdingnagian beer company is closer to becoming reality, as Anheuser-Busch InBev works out terms to buy its biggest rival. The deal also includes a sell-off of MillerCoors to Molson Coors.

America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks — which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? No So Fast

Dozens of green tea drinks and pills for sale claim to help you burn more fat. But there's scant evidence that green tea, or any other food or drink product, can have a lasting impact on metabolism.

Simplifying Soup: Campbell's Tinkers With Chicken Noodle Recipe

Campbell's Soup has announced they're cutting their ingredients list. NPR reports on the move to simplify soup.

Mechanics Of Eating: Why You'll Miss Flavor If You Scarf Your Food

The real complexity of flavor comes from a food or drink's aroma. But the main way we experience the full range of these compounds isn't by sniffing. It's by breathing evenly while we eat.