food

What we eat in America is largely driven by the big food companies' ability to churn it out fast and cheap--and it's leading to toxic environments and a precipitous climb in sugar consumption.  On this episode of Inflection Point, we meet two women whose personal experiences led them to start food companies meant to transform the way we eat and drink.

Anya Fernald started BelCampo Meat to raise the quality and locality of the meat we eat, and Kara Goldin started Hint Water to replace 'sugar-free' beverages and encourage more water consumption.
 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jun 2, 2015
David Downs / East Bay Express

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

From Growing Marijuana Outdoors to Maximum THC // East Bay Express

"The world's cannabis cultivators, their friends, and loved ones have a new, essential reference: The Cannabis Encyclopedia, released April 20 online and in stores worldwide.

To many Americans, Falafel is a fried ball of mashed up garbanzo beans that you can put in a sandwich. But to me, falafel reminds me of where I’m from – Sudan. Until recently, I thought there was really only one way to make it. But it turns out, there are many ways to fry a falafel, depending on where you’re from – and of course, everyone thinks their way is best. So I headed out around the Bay on a falafel shop hop.

What does it take for women to succeed in the restaurant business in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most competitive restaurant markets in the country? In a $683 billion industry across the US, less than 5% of restaurant owners and chefs are women.

Meet Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA and Ann Wheat of Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco--named the number one vegan restaurant in the world. The grit required of women to succeed in the restaurant business.

That's our inflection point.

Fear and Eating in Fukushima

Mar 30, 2015
Ali Budner

We are no strangers to earthquakes here in the Bay Area. But there’s been nothing in recent memory to match the 9.0 quake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011.  

The quake set off a deadly tsunami and was so powerful that it shifted the earth’s axis by several inches.

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