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How A Wild Berry Is Helping To Protect China's Giant Pandas And Its Countryside

NPR | April 26, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

Fish & Wildlife | Food | News | Environment

Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

Nation | Election | Food | Books | Arts

A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

NPR | April 25, 2017 1:29 p.m.

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

Food | Arts | World

The Cocktail King Of Cuba: The Man Who Invented Hemingway's Favorite Daiquiri

NPR | April 25, 2017 11:51 a.m.

Earning a spot on the author's list of most beloved drinks was no small feat. But bartender Constantino Ribalaigua, of Havana's now 200-year-old El Floridita, created a still-legendary cocktail.

Health | Science | Food

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

NPR | April 25, 2017 10:15 a.m.

A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

Health | Science | Food | Environment

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

Business | Nation | Food | Entertainment | Arts

Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

NPR | April 23, 2017 5:07 a.m.

A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.

Health | Food | World

#CuriousGoat: Submit A Question About World Hunger And Famine

NPR | April 21, 2017 4:34 p.m.

More than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. NPR is taking your questions on the topic.

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Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

NPR | April 21, 2017 6:15 a.m.

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.

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