Threatened Truffles, Ground Beef Recall, and Foie Gras:

Threatened Truffles, Ground Beef Recall, and Foie Gras:

Kathryn Hill
May 21, 2008

Wow, so much food news this week, but most of it good! Read on ...

NPR talks about buying wine during a recession. Just because the economy is on a downturn doesn't mean oenophiles have to give up buying quality wine.

A 450% price increase in hops is due to a worldwide shortage.

More than 1,000 plants and animals that once graced dinner plates are now on the verge of extinction. How can we save them? By eating them, of course.

Is eating locally really helping?

Are food costs really soaring due to rising production costs, or are retailers padding the prices?

What's in your salad, why it's good for you, and why it isn't.

Here are the five healthiest spices in your cabinet. Bet you didn't know cinnamon lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Prolonged droughts in Europe are threatening black truffles, which are in danger of drying out.

Can ancient methods save our farms from modern problems?

After banning foie gras, Chicago decides to overturn the ban and bring it back.

Ground beef recalled in 11 states due to E. coli contamination.

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