• 6:26am Aug 16, 2013

    Heard It Through The Grapevine: Raisin Grower Goes Rogue

    In this "Planet Money" report, we learn about a man many call an outlaw. His crime? Growing raisins and then selling them all. For the last 10 years, he's violated the law and gone against the Raisin Administrative Committee.
  • Dave Dierig, research leader at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, stands among the ceiling-high shelves that hold the 600,000 seed packets in this cold storage vault.
    Grace Hood / KUNC
    7:59am Aug 15, 2013
    National National Science

    Colorado Vault Is Fort Knox For The World's Seeds

    At Colorado State University, billions of seeds and other genetic material sit inside a giant storage vault. They're kept there in case of a loss of plant or animal life on a regional or global scale. But the investigation into GMO wheat in Oregon has raised questions about security at the facility.
  • A melon washing station sprays cantaloupes with clean water and sanitizer.
    Kristin Kidd /
    1:48pm Aug 14, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

    The contaminated fruit that killed 33 people and sickened at least 147 others in 2011 came from a farm 90 miles from Rocky Ford, Colo. But the town's many melon farmers took a huge hit nonetheless, and are still trying to convince the public their cantaloupes are safe.
  • Many different Middle Eastern cultures claim to have invented the kebab.
    9:54pm Aug 13, 2013
    World News World News Arts

    In Iraq, Laying Claim To The Kebab

    The Iraqis, among many other Middle Easterners, believe they invented the kebab. The skewered meat dish appears as early as the 9th century in a book from the southern city of Basra called The Book of Misers.
  • 7:43am Aug 11, 2013
    Arts Arts

    A Taste Of The Future Of Food

    This week, the first lab-grown meat was cooked and eaten. The scientific experiment cost more than $300,000 — a bit more than a Big Mac. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with food futurologist Morgaine Gaye about what food of the future may be.
  • Donta Jackson's snack of choice is a bag of Skittles.
    Brett Myers / Youth Radio
    4:09pm Aug 08, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?

    Most parents think that their kids eat healthfully. But in reality, they may not know much about their kids' eating habits, especially as their children get older. Many kids don't talk to their parents about what they eat, and sneak unhealthy snacks after school.
  • Ted Andrews, CEO of HerbCo International, says the H-2A agricultural guest worker program needs improvements.
    Liz Jones for NPR
    10:58pm Aug 07, 2013
    National National Economy

    After Immigration Bust, Herb Grower Tries A New Path

    One of the nation's largest herb producers once relied heavily on undocumented labor, but has learned some hard lessons since an immigration crackdown. He says transitioning to a legal workforce was well worth it, but that navigating a cumbersome foreign worker program has been challenging.