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Obama Proposes Radical Overhaul of Nation’s Food Safety Operations | The Takeaway | WNYC

President Obama is proposing a radical overhaul of the country’s food safety operations. We look at our current system and whether it's ever likely …

Food Safety

Proposed Bills Would Revamp Food Safety Agencies & Recall Protocols

Last year a group of legislators introduced a bill that would have given the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture the legal backbone to get unsafe meat, poultry …

Agriculture

Packing Food for the Airplane

<b>Remember the rules about liquids and gels.</b> The TSA will allow you to bring liquids, including liquid or pourable foods, but only in 3-oz containers, …

Nutrition

Why does airline food taste bad?

“The potato masher had obviously broken and so it was decided the next best thing would be to pass the potatoes through the digestive tract of a bird.”<p>This passenger’s unsolicited description of his airline meal sent to Virgin CEO Richard Branson remains one of the best airline food letters ever. …

The Fare Up There

It’s the question that nobody ever truly wants to answer, the kind of query known to strike fear into the hearts of free men and women, to twist …

Airlines’ newest fees pay for legroom, better food

Want more legroom? Better flight food? Thanks to new airline policies going into effect this week, even coach fliers can now obtain these first-class …

How to To Use Airplane Mode on the iPhone

The iPhone is a great tool for keeping us connected, but what about when that connection needs silenced? While do not disturb mode is great for …

10 Things You Should Never Wear On An Airplane

So, I have done a little traveling this summer. Have you? Realistically, I fly about every month. I travel every <i>other</i> month on my own to Nashville …

Dazzling Streaks of Light Show Airplane Flight Paths

This series of photographs, entitled <i>Nachtfluge</i>, features the light trails of airplanes as they take off and land across the evening skies. To create each shot, Brooklyn-based photographer Kevin Cooley traveled to various major airports in the United States, including JFK, LAX, and Newark, New …

Photography

Interesting Photo of the Day: Colorado Rainstorm Captured by Airplane Passenger

The flooding in Colorado has been in the news this week, and even evidence-based science-type people—like the National Weather Service—describe the …

Weather

How to Make a Paper Airplane Fly Forever

ViralVideoLab demonstrates how to make a paper airplane fly forever using thermals produced by ordinary stove hot plates. If the airplane isn’t …