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To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 4:26 p.m.

In 2000, the country launched a campaign that seized thousands of white-owned farms. The move helped send Zimbabwe into an economic tailspin. But now, some of those farmers may get that land back.

Food | Flora and Fauna

Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.

Environment | Food | Business | Nation

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.

Food | Nation

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 1:04 p.m.

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.

Food | World | Arts

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 5:28 a.m.

A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.

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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps 'Detox,' Too

NPR | Aug. 1, 2015 7:32 a.m.

A group of Uganda chimps have found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.

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Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

NPR | July 31, 2015 10:14 p.m.

Many of the processed foods that we eat — and the way they're made — were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Food | Business | Nation

Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

NPR | July 30, 2015 6:41 p.m.

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

NPR | July 30, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.

Food | Arts | Nation

The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

NPR | July 30, 2015 11:16 a.m.

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.