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For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City’s apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power in Russia

What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power in Russia

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The soft drink giant is one of the few big U.S. firms with major investments in Russia. And the reasons why say a lot about why the U.S. has less leverage in Russia than it might like.

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The Upside of All This Cold? A Boom in Ice Cider

The Upside of All This Cold? A Boom in Ice Cider

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canada invented ice cider in the ’90s. Now it’s becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state’s frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.

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A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation’s culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the “Disneyland of food,” but Italians aren’t impressed.

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Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads and Eat ‘Em Up Instead. Yum!

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They’re nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

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Almost 500 Foods Contain the ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care?

Almost 500 Foods Contain the ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care?

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn’t just in Subway’s bread: It’s in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.

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Poultry Farmers to Fight Back on California Cage-Free Egg Law

Poultry Farmers to Fight Back on California Cage-Free Egg Law

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.

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How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears’ Paws Off Campers’ Hamburgers

How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears’ Paws Off Campers’ Hamburgers

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The park’s bears have developed a taste for human food, and that’s gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.

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Salt Cod: The Prosciutto of the Sea?

Salt Cod: The Prosciutto of the Sea?

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why eat preserved cod when fresh is so readily available? The salt transforms it into savory, complex comfort food, and nearly every country bordering the Atlantic Ocean has a version of it.

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Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it’s still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

Beer as a Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A company claims to have created a “fit beer” that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.

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Chipotle Says There’s No ‘Guacapocalypse’ Looming

Chipotle Says There’s No ‘Guacapocalypse’ Looming

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.

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In the New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy and Palm Oil Rule

In the New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy and Palm Oil Rule

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.

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