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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol’s effect on the body.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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‘Shark Week’ Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

‘Shark Week’ Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

| August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery’s “Shark Week” in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn’t hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it’s annoying.

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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it’s about time.

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Tuesday’s African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren’t at all squeamish about “pee-cycling.” A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

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