food

  • The expiration date on foods like orange juice and even milk aren't indicators of when those products will go bad.
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    8:57am Jan 02, 2013
    Science Science Arts

    Don't Fear That Expired Food

    When food passes its sell-by date, it's swept from the supermarket shelf. But that doesn't mean it's not safe to eat. Taste and smell are usually better indicators of a food's safety. And some items, like canned foods, can even last years or decades after their expiration date.
  • Kathy Del Tonto (far right) participates in a class that teaches school cafeteria workers how to prepare meals from scratch.
    LiveWell Colorado
    6:02pm Dec 28, 2012
    National National Health & Safety

    One Lunch Lady's Cafeteria Conversion

    "If it's not me, who's it going to be?" asks Colorado school cafeteria manager Kathy Del Tonto. After serving processed foods in her cafeterias for years, she realized that reducing childhood obesity can begin with her. She now has the lunch ladies making 95 percent of meals from scratch.
  • 1:03pm Dec 28, 2012
    Science Science Health & Safety

    'Consider the Fork' Chronicles Evolution of Eating

    Did you know that the human overbite may have evolved after people began using forks and knives? In Consider the Fork, author Bee Wilson traces how kitchen tools--from knives to pots to gas stoves--have changed over time, and how they have influenced what, and how, we eat.
  • 4:26pm Dec 25, 2012

    The Bittersweet Tale Of An Odd Christmas Cookie Sandwich

    When we asked listeners to tell us what they ate on Christmas Day, we found a lot of commonality — puddings, cookies, egg nog — and a few quirks, including a drink called a "Holiday Harvey," and an odd Christmas Day sandwich made of biscuits, salami, cookies, and butter.
  • William Knoedelseder spent 12 years as an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Woodland Hills, Calif.
    Courtesy of HarperBusiness
    9:05am Dec 24, 2012
    Books Books Arts

    The 'Bitter' Tale Of The Budweiser Family

    That trademark brew, Budweiser, is known to the world as the "King of Beers," and the Busch family was once considered practically royalty. Their early success led to a reign that lasted 150 years, but the end, when it came, wasn't so glorious.
  • Food companies have begun quietly reducing salt in regular foods because low-salt items like these don't sell as well.
    Mel Evans/AP
    10:18pm Dec 20, 2012
    National National Science Health & Safety

    Big Food And The Big, Silent Salt Experiment

    Food manufacturers have been quietly reducing sodium by tiny amounts in popular foods like crackers for years now. That's because if products are marked "low sodium," consumers won't buy them. But companies are also working on ways to deliver more salt taste with less sodium.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport has deployed an army of 1.9 million worms to eat through its organic waste. The airport has reduced the trash it sends to the landfill by 70 percent.
    Julie Rose
    3:16pm Dec 20, 2012
    National National

    One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure

    Many airports send their discarded french fries, burgers and Cinnabons to the landfill. But Charlotte Douglas International plans to transform that garbage into fertilizer for flower beds. All it needed was a couple of million red wiggler worms.