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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

NPR | March 25, 2015 10:29 a.m.

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bug Cuisine

NPR | March 23, 2015 1:27 p.m.

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

NPR | March 20, 2015 12:47 p.m.

For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics livestock consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The 'Veggie Du Jour' Title

NPR | March 19, 2015 3:24 p.m.

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

NPR | March 19, 2015 8:33 a.m.

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

NPR | March 18, 2015 6:58 a.m.

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

NPR | March 13, 2015 8:40 a.m.

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

NPR | March 9, 2015 2:56 p.m.

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

NPR | March 5, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

NPR | March 3, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.