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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

NPR | July 5, 2015 12:16 p.m.

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

NPR | July 5, 2015 12:12 p.m.

The farmer's market in July is a wondrous thing: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But then, you see greens that look like weeds, and suddenly, you feel intimidated.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

NPR | July 5, 2015 9:05 a.m.

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

NPR | July 4, 2015 2:24 p.m.

The new champion came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, besting eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by 2 dogs.

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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

NPR | July 2, 2015 3:13 p.m.

The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.

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Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

NPR | July 2, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.

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POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

NPR | July 2, 2015 9:54 a.m.

The online debate began after the New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

NPR | July 2, 2015 8:03 a.m.

Step up your summer grilling game by recreating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.

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The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

NPR | July 1, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

NPR | July 1, 2015 1:17 p.m.

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the English and their social tea traditions. What time are they each at, anyways? But don't fret. The Salt is here to offer guidance.