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A dessert that’s the centerpiece of many Thanksgiving tables this week depends on help from seasonal migrant workers. Many of whom travel from Texas and across the border to Morton, Ill. -- where nearly 90 percent of the world’s canned pumpkin is made.
The Illinois state fire marshal is urging people to be safe in the kitchen this week. Thanksgiving is the peak day for when the most home cooking fires occur. In 2015, fire departments nationwide responded to over 1,700 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. That's according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fire Marshal Matt Perez suggests staying at home when the turkey is cooking and to check on it often. Also, turn pot handles inward over the stove and keep them out of reach from...
It didn't exactly break the Internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long. "That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin , the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Mamy Tiana Rajaonah, who lives in Antananarivo, Madagascar, took the photo and tweeted it out to the world on Nov. 10. Rajaonah has been studying yams for more than...
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