In 1963, Alfred Heineken created a beer bottle that could also function as a brick to build houses in impoverished countries.
May 15, 2013 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The Harris family struck gold when they introduced the ice house to England in 1856, but what were the costs of their innovation?
April 15, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
The non-governmental organization concedes it sometimes pays a moral price to save lives
April 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
Colored sawdust instead of saffron? Corn syrup instead of honey? It's all in the newly updated USP Food Fraud Database
February 04, 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
From maggoty cheese to My Little Ponies to roadkill, some illegal and one legal food items in the United States
September 25, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Carol Nemeroff studies why certain foods, such as feces-shaped fudge, pink slime, or recycled tap water, gross us out
April 25, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Ever since Martha Stewart published a recipe for ramps, the onion-like bulbs have gone from a rite of spring in Southern mountain culture to a compulsory purchase for foodies
April 16, 2012 | By Peter Smith
After stealing $1,500 worth of cooking oil from a Burger King, two men were apprehended siphoning off oil from a Golden Corral
January 05, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Most expand their culinary horizons as they get older, but a few people hold fast to limited diets of safe, familiar things like chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese
December 16, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Are farmed salmon the source of a viral infection off the coast of British Columbia?
October 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Enough with the jokes already. Some people are serious about looking to the roadside for an alternative to mass-market meats
October 18, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Burglary, felony theft, criminal mischief, abusing a corpse—last month alone was rife with food-related crimes and convictions
October 06, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
California is on the road to becoming the fourth state in the union to ban shark fin soup on account of the ecological impact rising demand is having on shark populations
September 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Deciding what, how or where we eat is one of the earliest ways we assert our individuality. Do you have a story to share?
September 12, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Those who live outside the law sometimes meet their downfall through their relationship with food
August 23, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Over the course of 12 years of eating with fellow classmates, any student can learn a set of new life skills
August 22, 2011 | By admin
As Kermit said, "All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches"
August 11, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
A few years ago, while driving through rural Washington County, New York—a picturesque area that has attracted retirees and city-weary escapees—I noticed a sign declaring it a "right to farm" area. A city person myself until recently, it struck me as strange that anyone would feel the need to decla...
April 06, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Art and culture flourished throughout Europe during the Renaissance. It was the period when Michelangelo wielded his chisel, Galileo defied preconceived notions about the universe and William Shakespeare penned some of the most enduring dramatic works. It was also a period that saw the evolution of...
March 29, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Every December, the Salvation Army deploys bell-ringers to shopping areas to collect donations for the needy, acting as jingling reminders that not everyone has a roof over his head or food in her belly, much less gifts under the tree.The ringers' iconic red collection kettles, which represent soup...
December 29, 2010 | By Lisa Bramen