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Eliza Barclay

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4 Labor-Intensive Crops Farmers Wish They Had Robots To Harvest

Monday, September 07, 2015

Many fruits and vegetables must be harvested by hand because it's hard and costly to design machines that won't damage them. But as farm labor dwindles, there's a new push to develop more farm robots.

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WATCH: I'll Have What These Pigs Are Having

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Pigs lucky enough to be born in the backyard of a chef are raised on gourmet slop. In the peak of summer, that can mean a feast of heirloom tomatoes.

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Open Your Eyes To The Infinite Possibility Of The Tomato

Friday, September 04, 2015

How do you transform 100 pounds of 60 varieties of tomatoes into a seven-course meal? It may sound like a math problem, but it's more a creative journey into the infinite possibility of the tomato.

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Why Are We Drawn To Heirloom Fruits And Veggies? They're 'Edible Memory'

Friday, September 04, 2015

Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than men have. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

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Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing heirloom varieties of some vegetables and tomatoes like the Cherokee Purple.

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'Bespoke Water' Video Pokes Fun At Earnest Artisanal Food Makers

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

To sell your artisanal products in Brooklyn these days, you need a good story. Meet the Timmy Brothers, a fictional Brooklyn pair who have "a thirst for helping people become less thirsty."

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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

Friday, July 24, 2015

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.

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It's Pie And Beer (And Pioneer) Day In Utah!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. Thirty-seven other states also celebrate these unique holidays.

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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Friday, July 03, 2015

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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Farewell, Low-Fat: Why Scientists Applaud Lifting A Ban On Fat

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out in February contained some pretty game-changing advice that's largely been overlooked: Don't worry about the total amount of fat you eat.

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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.

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Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Makes A Dent In Consumption, Study Claims

Friday, June 19, 2015

Few countries or cities have dared to try a "sin" tax on soda, so no one really knows if a tax would actually get people to drink less. Preliminary results suggest that the tax in Mexico is working.

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Why Wal-Mart's Labor Issues Run Deeper Than Too Much Justin Bieber

Friday, June 05, 2015

Wal-Mart has said it will turn up the heat and turn down the Justin Bieber music at stores to appease employees. But it's not addressing the most glaring problems in its supply chain, activists say.

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Bugs: Not What's For Dinner โ€” Until They're Tastier, Maybe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."

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#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

Also, we recommend pieces exploring a hidden online drug bazaar and the Syrian regime's sinister, new weapon.

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Tea Tuesdays: Tea-Drinking Tips For A Longer Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers studying the Blue Zones, five regions around the world with lots of centenarians, have come up with this rule: "Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, wine at 5 p.m."

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