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NYC Grocery Store Pipes in Artificial Food Smells

When you walk into one of the Net Cost supermarkets in Brooklyn, N.Y., you’ll be greeted by hints of chocolate and grapefruit and rosemary focaccia. And while...

Aquaculture and The Future of Food

Hunting wild animals for one's dinner is not an artifact of humanity's past. It's still done every day, only we call it fishing. But with the global population...

First Fast-Food Workers Union Planned

Just a few weeks ago, employees of ten Minneapolis Jimmy John's sandwich shops submitted a demand of union recognition by local fast-food chain owners to the...

Top Food Trends of 2010

#5. Pop-Up Restaurants The biggest problem with starting a restaurant in a recession isn't choosing what kind of food to cook, paying the help or even getting...

Why French Fries Are Good Comfort Food

Ever wonder why French fries, potato chips and Cheetos are so appealing when you're feeling stressed? A new study suggests that elevated levels of salt in the...

Aurus Dazzles the Mumbai Food Scene

When India finally let its hair down after the financial liberalization of the '90s, local chefs had to radically reconsider their chutneys. Palates became...

Survey: Women Think About Food More than Sex

According to a new survey, 25% of women think about food every half an hour, compared to the 10% of women who think about sex over the same time span. These...

Brief History: Food Recalls

What began on Aug. 13 as a recall of 228 million salmonella-tainted eggs has expanded to cover more than half a billion eggs produced by two Iowa...

Spa Food, But Not As We Know It

Ask for refreshment at most spas and you might find yourself staring at a shot glass of wheatgrass juice and a plate of rice crackers. Not so at the...

Food for Thought

Ziauddin Sardar has written extensively on Islam, science (he used to be Middle East correspondent for "Nature" and the "New Scientist"), postmodernism,...

Brief History: Salt in U.S. Food

Humans can't live without salt, but most Americans could do with far less of it. On average, they consume roughly twice the amount their bodies need. All that...

Food for Thought in Taiwan

The longest wait for a table in Taiwan is at a restaurant run by a man who says he can't cook. This may be because Shi Yang Shan Fang, tel: (886-2) 2217...

Fancy Fast Food

If you thought fast food had to be lowbrow, think again. Not when you can enjoy tapas from White Castle, sushi from Popeye's or quiche from Burger King. Of...

Food As Pharma

Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food," and doctors now believe that ancient Greek healer may have been onto something...

Can Slow Food Feed the World?

Over Labor day weekend, thousands of foodies flooded a special farmers' market set up by Slow Food Nation in San Francisco's grand Civic Center. But the...

Food on the Internet: Tastes Like Chicken

There's a lot of talk about where our food comes from these days, and local is apparently the way to go. Terms such as organic, hormone-free, free-range,...

Food: Forget Morton's

Salt is back. Blamed for everything from high blood pressure to hijacking the true taste of food, this essential chemical compound is once again welcome on the...