Future of Food

The Future of Food series from PBS NewsHour Weekend and Mark Bittman, former New York Times food writer and bestselling author, features reports about global efforts to produce enough food sustainably and ethically for a growing population.

Science Nov 16

Birchwood Cafe’s pancake recipe with Kernza, a greener grain

During a recent visit to the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, chef and author Beth Dooley showed PBS NewsHour Weekend how to cook Kernza pancakes. The cafe, a local institution known for its commitment to local and sustainable ingredients, was one…

World Aug 31

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Is France’s groundbreaking food-waste law working?

A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banned from throwing away unsold food that could be given away. NewsHour…

Jul 13

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California startups are growing meat from animal cells

As concerns grow about the sustainability of meat production, some startup companies say they may have a solution: growing meat from animal cells in laboratories. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson visited two startups in California producing “cell-based meat.” This story is…

In the run-up to NewsHour Weekend’s special series, ‘The Future of Food’, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amanda Little, writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University, about her new book, ‘The Fate of Food’ that focuses on the global challenges and possibilities in food…

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