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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

NPR | Feb. 13, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.

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Chipotle's Food-Safety Woes? Don't Expect Sympathy From Rest Of Industry

NPR | Feb. 13, 2016 6:09 a.m.

Chipotle has scorned some mainstream farming practices, like GMOs and antibiotics. Now the fast-casual chain is taking hits over food safety, and past targets of its attacks are taking revenge.

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Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

NPR | Feb. 13, 2016 4 a.m.

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is.

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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

NPR | Feb. 12, 2016 12:13 p.m.

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.

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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 2:10 p.m.

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 11:01 a.m.

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 11:01 a.m.

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.

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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.

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Activists Want To Lift State Ban On Local GE Regulations

Northwest News Network | Feb. 9, 2016 4:41 p.m.

Opponents of genetically engineered crops in Oregon want state lawmakers to allow local governments to ban those crops.

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Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 3:44 p.m.

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.