When is Tuna not Tuna, Bread not Bread, and a Footlong Not 12″?

For its chicken, tuna, bread, and footlong, Subway has been in court defending the sandwich names that some say are misleading.

An Alarming Banana Story

Threatened by a rapidly spreading fungus, our banana supply will have to change or it will massively shrink.

What We Can Learn From a Ketchup Packet

The Covid shortages of Heinz ketchup packets show us that less of a tomato spread is about a lot more than a condiment.

The Mystery of the Missing Bucatini

Our story starts when a journalist named Rachel gets a call from her mom. The mother is distressed because her supermarket has stopped selling De Cecco bucatini. Even on Amazon, there is none: But it gets worse from here. A…

Why We Want the McRib…Again

More than a chef, an economist could explain to you why the return of McDonald’s McRib has been somewhat brief.

The Story of a New Apple (Called the SnapDragon)

Similar in some ways to Apple’s iPhone 12, Cornell University has developed two new apples that reflect years of research and development.

How Coronavirus Causes Canned Corn Shortages

First it was toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Now it’s canned corn. But the story is somewhat different. Canned Corn Shortages This year, we’ve purchased a lot more corn. Second only to tomatoes in dollar value, canned corn sales are…

An Update: Law and Odor on North Carolina’s Hog Farms

The massive manure pools created by North Carolina’s hog farms have many problems that have not been solved.

The Great Lid Shortage of 2020

Perhaps unnoticed because of its lesser impact on our lives, the pandemic lockdowns created the great lid shortage of 2020.

Does a Calorie Label Make Us Eat Less?

While the purpose of restaurant calorie labels has been to provide diners with more information, it did not work out entirely as expected.