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Truckin’: Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

Truckin’: Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

California’s severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can’t make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver’s tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.

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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.

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Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s says it will start to buy beef that’s “verified sustainable” in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google’s new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.

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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

An international relations lecturer is using her students’ love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It’s a form of winning hearts and minds that’s gaining traction among world governments.

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How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.

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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

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‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

‘Test Kitchen’: Have Your (Gluten-Free) Cake, And Love Eating It Too

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

America’s Test Kitchen knows how to make gluten-free food taste just as good as the regular stuff. They tell Fresh Air about the best packaged pasta, and the secrets of gluten-free baking.

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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some people are more likely to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods than others, scientists say. You can blame mom and dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Terrorists haven’t hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

| March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there’s good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Don’t Fear The Fat:  Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

Don’t Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The link between heart disease and saturated fat that scientists have been drilling into us for 40 years is not as solid as many of us once thought. But don’t run out and gorge on bacon just yet.

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