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Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 4:42 a.m.

... good thing for agriculture that bees are sharp learners?

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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:48 a.m.

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

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Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:27 a.m.

Every winter people flock to the frigid lakes of Canada and the northern U.S.A. to ice fish. According to a new study, thislow and seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

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Freda DeKnight: A 'Hidden Figure' And Titan Of African-American Cuisine

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:25 a.m.

DeKnight was Ebony's first food editor and author of a best-selling African-American cookbook in the '40s. Her recipes presented a vision of black America that was often invisible in mainstream media.

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The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:20 a.m.

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Their customers love the aromas and murky look of the beers. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 6:01 a.m.

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

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Oregon Farm Regulators May Scale Back Federal Inspections

Capital Press | Feb. 22, 2017 8:18 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture performs 500 inspections a year to ensure food manufacturers are following federal sanitation standards and other regulations, for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pays the agency $700,000.

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Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 7 a.m.

FB: "If you stress any creature out enough, I think the odds are that they'll eat their own kind."

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Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 4 a.m.

Widely considered the national dish, no one knows quite where it came from. But you can find this flavorful carb-packed treat anywhere from mama's kitchen to food carts and elaborate eateries.

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How A Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother's Vadais

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 7 a.m.

Love can come from where you least expect it. And while a girl learns from her grandmother how to make her favorite Indian breakfast treat, she finds that food, family and love are often intertwined.