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In Michigan, The Pasty Isn't X-Rated. It's A Portable Pie With History Baked In

NPR | March 23, 2017 8:41 a.m.

The lightly seasoned meat and veggie pie, prevalent in the Upper Peninsula, is pure fuel. Popularized by Cornish miners in the 1800s, it's come to symbolize tenacity in the face of trying conditions.

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Move Over, St. Patrick: St. Joseph's Feast Is When Italians Parade

NPR | March 23, 2017 8:40 a.m.

The wearing of the red honors the patron saint of Sicily. But the real celebrating centers around extravagant altars filled with traditional food, religious symbols and tributes to loved ones.

Nation | Election | Health | Food

Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It's Hard To Say How Much

NPR | March 23, 2017 8:34 a.m.

Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released. The role of federal funds differs in various local programs.

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How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

NPR | March 23, 2017 8:28 a.m.

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

Economy | Business | Technology | Nation | Food

Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

NPR | March 23, 2017 7:01 a.m.

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

Economy | Nation | Animals | News | Food

Critics Urge More Livestock Antibiotics Oversight In Oregon

Portland Tribune | March 22, 2017 9:49 a.m.

Critics of federal oversight of livestock antibiotics want Oregon lawmakers to pass a bill that would limit antibiotic uses.

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Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught Responsibly

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:18 a.m.

Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks or trap other animals.

Nation | Business | Food | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:07 a.m.

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

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For Afghan Immigrants, Nowruz Celebrations Of Spring Are A Taste Of Home

NPR | March 21, 2017 11:01 a.m.

Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.

Business | Health | World | Food

Amid Massive Tainted-Meat Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

NPR | March 20, 2017 11:10 a.m.

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat. The European Commission has suspended imports from companies implicated in the allegations.