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When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Humans

Drosophila melanogaster is a mainstay of genetics labs, but its wild origins have been mysterious. Scientists have now traced the pesky fly to a particular fruit — a human favorite 10,000 years ago.

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Chicken Diplomacy In The Former USSR

The first Bush administration left the former Soviet Union with a taste for dark meat American chicken. It's all because of a Soviet food shortage, a U.S. surplus, and a deal with President Gorbachev.

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New York Public Housing Is Home To City’s Newest Food Entrepreneurs

Food Business Pathways is a free course that gives low-income participants a leg up in turning their ideas into successful businesses through training, mentoring, access to services and space to sell.

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How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco

On Hanukkah, many Jews fry potato pancakes called latkes in oil or maybe schmaltz. But a century ago, one company saw an opportunity to make the Jewish fat of choice truly American: Crisco.

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need.

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Climate Report Says U.S. Cattle And Crops Will Be Stressed By Hotter, Wetter Weather

A changing climate has major implications for farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

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Farmers Are Seeking More Temporary H-2A Workers, And Keeping Them Longer

Across the country, farmers have voiced concerns over what they say is a growing labor shortage.

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Recipes

Sandy Oliver’s Dilly Beans

Dilly beans are zesty and crispy, with an irresistible twang of salty, garlicky vinegar.

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Chris Resnick’s Nocino Sour

Nocino is a seasonal spirit made from local green walnuts. It's great on its own or mixed into cocktails like this one from former Cardinal bartender, Chris Resnick.

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Walter Riesen’s Okonomiyaki (Japanese Vegetable Pancake)

Custardy on the inside, crispy on the outside, okonomiyaki are the ultimate comfort food.

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Old Fashioned Potato Latkes

You may have seen our curried sweet potato latke recipe--here is a more traditional take on this festive dish.

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Jackie Bea’s White Bean And Kale Soup

Plan ahead for those nights when you don't feel like cooking. This simple soup is packed with flavor and perfect for freezing.

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Italian Sausage And Lentil Soup

Here's a simple, hearty soup to warm you up on a cool evening. Serve with cornbread, and it's a complete meal.

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Chef D’s Beef Jerky

Sure, beef is in the title, but the best meat to use for this recipe (if you've got it) is venison.

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