Food

New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.

Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

Soylent Isn't People; But Is It The End Of Food?

October 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

October 28, 2014
Go beyond the apple this winter: try cooking with figs, persimmons and pears. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

The Digitized, Home-Delivered Future Of Our Food Supply

October 27, 2014
This undated product image provided by Google shows the Google Shopping Express mobile app. Same-day grocery delivery services from Google, Instacart and Postmates are expanding into more cities around the country, delivering everything from cereal to bottled water to toilet paper from nearby stores. (AP)

Will going to the grocery store be history? How the online order and delivery business is reshaping our food economy.

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

October 22, 2014
A baked food made of marijuana is seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

October 21, 2014
Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His latest book is "Food: A Love Story." (Alan Gastelum)

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

October 20, 2014
Mario Batali's latest cookbook is "America - Farm to Table." (Kelly Campbell)

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

October 16, 2014
Kathy Gunst has delightful ways to make the most of your bok choy, kale, Swiss chard and other fall greens. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

As ‘Top Chef Boston’ Begins, A Look At Boston’s Top Chefs

October 15, 2014
After winning “Top Chef” season 10, Kristen Kish, of Boston restaurant Stir, was named the chef de cuisine of Menton in Fort Point. (AP/Bravo)

While the city is a new setting for the show, Boston has long been well represented on the hit cooking reality show.

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

October 15, 2014
Fresh fruit is displayed at a Whole Foods store on May 4, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

It Looks Like Boston Is Finally Getting A Public Food Market

October 9, 2014
This rendering shows a view of the Boston Public Market from Congress and Hanover streets. (Courtesy of Architerra Inc.)

Construction is set to begin on the long-awaited Boston Public Market, which will give the city a permanent indoor space with fresh, locally sourced goods.

Barbecue, The Perennial Flavor Of North Carolina Politics

October 6, 2014
In North Carolina, barbecue and politics have been served up together for generations. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Jeremy Hobson meets grill master Bob Garner and Rufus Edmisten, who explain the deep ties between food and the art of campaigning.

State Marks Implementation Of Food Waste Ban

October 5, 2014

Under the first-in-the-nation ban, businesses that produce at least one ton of food waste a week must recycle or reuse that material instead of sending it to landfills or incinerators.

Brighten Up Lunch With Kathy Gunst

October 3, 2014
A perfectly delicious lunch by Kathy Gunst: "green goddess" salad dressing, a thermos of soup, home made ginger ale and zucchini bread sandwich. (Qainat Khan/Here & Now)

Lunch getting boring? Kathy Gunst has some recipes to reinvigorate that sandwich!

Chef Jeremy Sewall Channels New England Roots In His First Cookbook

September 30, 2014
Chef Jeremy Sewall's hand-rolled potato gnocchi with chestnut puree and foraged mushrooms. (Courtesy Michael Harlan Turkell)

Chef Jeremy Sewall has deep roots in New England, and he’s right at home in the kitchen of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square, one of his three restaurants in the Boston area.

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

September 30, 2014
Newly labelled canned salmon, ready to fly out the door. (Carolyn Adolph/KUOW)

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider

September 26, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

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