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September 25, 2017

 

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D.C. Food Bank Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

Many who use food pantries suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.Now there's a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance.

September 21, 2017

 

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Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

September 21, 2017

 

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This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Paw-Pawpularity

The locavore food movement has embraced the "Indiana Banana."

September 18, 2017

 

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An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Comes To America

Kubeh soup features braised beef stuffed into dumplings. Brought to Israel by immigrants, this dish has become one of the nation's culinary treasures.

September 14, 2017

 

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Small Town Tries New Blueprint To Replace Grocery Store

One rural Kansas community gets creative after the closing of its only grocery store.

September 14, 2017

 

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Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

September 13, 2017

 

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. The local food movement is reviving it.

September 12, 2017

 

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To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy. Traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

September 10, 2017

 

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Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central Europeans say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than same brands in the West.

September 6, 2017

 

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More Women Move Into Maine’s Risky World Of Lobstering

Lobstering has traditionally been considered a man's job. But Maine's lobster fleet has a growing number of women who are running their own boats.

September 5, 2017

 

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Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?

New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm all the seafood humans can eat. But such volumes of fish could not be grown without costs.

September 5, 2017

 

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With Whole Foods Merger, Amazon Reimagines The Food System

Amazon delivers Whole Foods to your doorstep, as merger progresses.

September 1, 2017

 

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Scientists Try To Fight Crop Damage With Invasive Moth’s DNA

The diamondback moth costs farmers billions of dollars every year. But will these lab-bred insects inherit the same stigma as genetically modified crops?

August 31, 2017

 

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Scientists Hope To Farm Biofuel Of The Future In Pacific Ocean

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

August 31, 2017

 

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UK Farmers Rethink Brexit

Surveys showed that a majority of UK farmers voted to drop European Union membership in 2016, but with changes looming, many are now having second thoughts.

August 31, 2017

 

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Is Sugar From Fruit The Same As Sugar From Candy?

Stories about the harms of sugar have consumers wondering if they should put the apple back on the shelf.

August 31, 2017

 

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Babies Of Mothers Highly Exposed To Pesticides See Problems

Researchers matched birth records for a half-million babies born 1997-2011 to pesticide rates for one-square-mile region including the mother’s address.

August 30, 2017

 

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Climate Change Could Cut Output Of Staple Crops

A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.

August 30, 2017

 

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Alarm Raised Over President’s Choice For USDA Top Science Job

Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.

August 29, 2017

 

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Why Are Atlantic Salmon Being Farmed In The Northwest?

Earlier this month, thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped a net pen in Washington state, raising questions about farming non-native species.

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