Food For Thought
Apr 24, 2014 — The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.
Apr 22, 2014 — A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
Apr 21, 2014 — The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student-athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.
Apr 19, 2014 — The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
Apr 17, 2014 — It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.
Apr 17, 2014 — The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.
Apr 16, 2014 — The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
Apr 14, 2014 — The Southwestern drought has led to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.
Apr 9, 2014 — The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
Apr 4, 2014 — Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.