• American farms like this iceberg lettuce field owned by Duda Farm Fresh Foods outside Salinas, Calif., are facing a dwindling supply of farmworkers from rural Mexico.
    Kirk Siegler
    8:01pm Apr 30, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

    Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
  • 2:25pm Apr 25, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Signing Up For Food Stamps: The Choice And The Stigma

    Forty-seven million Americans now rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. For many people, the decision to sign up is fraught with conflicting feelings about taking government assistance.
  • 6:55am Apr 22, 2013
    Science Science

    Pouring Over The Science Of Coffee

    Brewing coffee is a neverending science project, according to barista Sam Penix, owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Grind-size, brew method, coffee beans (which are really seeds), water temperature can all affect the flavors that end up in your cup. Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking, explains some of the chemistry of coffee.
  • 1:03pm Apr 12, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    Red Meat's Heart Risk Goes Beyond The Fat

    Reporting in Nature Medicine, researchers write that a chemical in red meat, L-carnitine, may up the risk of heart disease in people and mice--but only in frequent red-meat eaters. Study author Stanley Hazen of the Cleveland Clinic explains how diet changes the gut's bacterial flora, and how that can affect heart health.