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The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson’s collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.

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Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people who don’t have celiac disease claim they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.

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Fighting Bugs with Bugs: Hatching a Solution for Troubled Trees

Fighting Bugs with Bugs: Hatching a Solution for Troubled Trees

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can’t always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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Preserve the Bounty of Spring Produce with Homemade Pickled Vegetables

Preserve the Bounty of Spring Produce with Homemade Pickled Vegetables

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canning is often thought of as a summertime activity, what with the bounty of fruits and tomatoes sure to head our way in a few short months. Yet the humbler spring produce now showing its face at farmers’ markets make gorgeous pickles. Kate Williams shows you how.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven’t sold very well.

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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.

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Gardeners’ Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Gardeners’ Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year’s picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.

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Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

| May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of the eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.

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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

| May 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s the largest tree fruit in the world. It’s nutritious. And because it’s pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But … does it taste good?

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