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Sip On This: That $10,000 Bottle Of Wine Might Really Be 2-Buck Chuck

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015 4:54 a.m.

Take a close look at the glass of wine you're drinking. There's a chance it could be some cheap plonk packaged with an upmarket label. Counterfeiting wine is big business among old and rare vintages.

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King Of Beers: SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Budweiser Brewer

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015 4:19 a.m.

If the deal is formally agreed upon, the company would own around 31 percent of beer sales around the world.

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If Big Food Buys Your Favorite 'Natural' Food Brand, Will You Trust It?

NPR | Oct. 12, 2015 2:10 p.m.

Many alternative food brands have been swallowed by Big Food companies. Recently, Perdue bought Niman Ranch, which sells "natural" meat. But after a sale, will shoppers feel the product is the same?

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Weather Cuts Into Pumpkin Crop

NPR | Oct. 12, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Heavy rains have damaged much of the crop in the Midwest. Canned pumpkin giant Libby's says there should be enough to fill your pies for Thanksgiving, but after that, things will be tight.

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Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

NPR | Oct. 10, 2015 3:53 a.m.

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

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Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

EarthFix | Oct. 9, 2015 7:46 a.m.

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

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Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who 'Made Magic'

NPR | Oct. 9, 2015 6:59 a.m.

Chef Paul Prudhomme changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.

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Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.

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New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 3:10 p.m.

A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.

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Inslee Pushes Water Quality Rules To Match EPA Recommendations

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 8, 2015 2:15 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces the state is pursuing clean water rules that match federal recommendations for protecting human health.