Categories for Food & Drinks

Lettuce See the Future: World’s largest indoor farm uses LED lights

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2441
Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof. Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and… View Article

When The Cashier Is Gone, Do You Still Pay?

July 12, 2014 8:42 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2805
You can find all the usual items at The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota. What you won’t find is an employee. The shop’s owners think their store may be the world’s only unmanned self-service coffee shop. It has a credit card reader and a money slot for checks and cash. People can brew themselves… View Article

Food misconceptions: Is Facebook making you fear food?

July 9, 2014 5:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4474
“Soy causes cancer.” “Gluten may lead to autism.” “There’s yoga mat material in your sandwich!” “Sugar feeds cancer!” Are your Facebook friends making you afraid to eat? New research in the journal Food Quality and Preference identifies who fears food the most —and it’s probably those of us most addicted to social media. In other… View Article

Bird flu ‘danger zones’ mapped

June 27, 2014 5:15 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2827
The virus, called H7N9, has infected 433 people mostly in China and has killed 62. The study, published in Nature Communications, showed parts of Bangladesh, India and Vietnam could easily sustain the virus. The research group said those areas should monitor poultry to ensure any threat is detected. The H7N9 virus spread from birds to… View Article

The new rules of soda

June 25, 2014 8:24 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2504
Of all the 10 billion pieces of World Cup paraphernalia out there, the one I love the best is Pepsi’s #FUTBOLNOW soda machine. The vending machine doubles as a video game: Users can show off their skills and if they’re good enough, the interactive machine will award free sodas. Sadly, the only one of the… View Article

Beer Giants Pushed To List Ingredients

June 22, 2014 6:01 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5008
The nation’s two biggest beer makers are getting cold water thrown on their long-held policies of not disclosing the ingredients in their brews. An online petition to change that — asking Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors to post their beer product ingredients online — is being spearheaded by influential food blogger and nutritional activist Vani Hari,… View Article

Best BBQ Joints in America

June 20, 2014 4:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1829
Few topics get travelers more heated, more protective, more spittin’ mad than barbecue. Countrywide, arguments break out over which barbecue joint is best and how it is best served. Is it burnt ends in Kansas City? Brisket in Texas? Sauce? Rub? On a bun? From a food truck? The possibilities are endless. The lists meticulous…. View Article

Eating breakfast may not matter for weight loss

June 16, 2014 7:28 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3055
“Eat breakfast!” nutrition experts have been telling us for decades. It revs your metabolism! It keeps you from overindulging at lunch! It helps you lose weight! But a new study suggests breakfast, the “most important meal of the day”, may not be so important – at least for adults trying to lose weight. Published Wednesday… View Article

Forbidding use of food stamps for sweetened drinks could reduce obesity, diabetes

June 12, 2014 4:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3146
Banning the purchase of sugar-sweetened drinks with food stamps could reduce obesity rates and new cases of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is under pressure from medical groups and nutrition experts to… View Article

These Are The 21 Best Food Trucks In America

June 10, 2014 5:01 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1968
Going into a restaurant can be frustrating– you’re surrounded by terrible people, you have to wait for a seat, and at the end of the night there’s a 0% chance of the building driving you home. Food trucks don’t just eliminate all these problems, but they also feature some of the best bites to be… View Article

Shake Shack Celebrates 10 Years With Special Chef’s Burgers and Block Party

June 10, 2014 11:00 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2558
It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago Shake Shack opened up inside Madison Square Park; remember when it was seasonal? Fast forward to today and Danny Meyer’s little burger stand that could has sprouted up all over the city—and beyond—while still drawing a crowd. To celebrate its great achievement, the Union Square Hospitality… View Article