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High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding

NPR | June 26, 2017 10:48 a.m.

Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver says a state law compelling him to produce wedding cakes for gay couples violates his right to free speech.

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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

NPR | June 26, 2017 9:03 a.m.

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

Food | Environment | World

On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

NPR | June 26, 2017 7:42 a.m.

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

NPR | June 26, 2017 6:10 a.m.

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

Food | World

Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

NPR | June 26, 2017 4 a.m.

The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR | June 24, 2017 6:39 a.m.

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

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Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners

NPR | June 23, 2017 4 a.m.

Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.

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Chinese Trade Mission Gets A Taste Of The Northwest

Capital Press | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Chinese trade mission members sample Oregon and Washington specialty snacks and drinks during Portland visit.

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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

NPR | June 22, 2017 4 a.m.

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

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After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?

NPR | June 21, 2017 6:33 p.m.

Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.