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A Chocolate Candy Aims To Make The World Think About Hunger

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Three master chefs created a special candy 'to raise awareness on food waste and hunger' and served it at Davos, where the intellectual elite meet to ponder the world's problems.

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Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 11:04 a.m.

Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients, instead of having to wait for trucks from California.

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Will Trump's Tough Talk On Immigration Cause A Farm Labor Shortage?

NPR | Jan. 21, 2017 7:07 a.m.

In California, agriculture depends on immigrant labor. As Trump takes office, those involved in the state's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.

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FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

NPR | Jan. 20, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.

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Are There More Than Five Basic Tastes?

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Scientists have long believed we have just five tastes - salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (or savory). Geneticist Nicole Garneau argues we might be able to taste a sixth — fat.

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Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 4:20 p.m.

New rules for organic farming will require farmers to give chickens more pasture. Some of the biggest organic egg producers will have to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.

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Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 10:51 a.m.

Launched in 2010, the multifunction cooker became a sleeper hit last year. That's when its maker harnessed the enthusiasm of owners – self-dubbed "addicts" – to spread the word online.

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Hunger Relief Organizations Battle Through Portland Snow, Ice

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 1:24 p.m. | Portland

Snow and ice are hard on hungry families and seniors. But social service food providers said they're adjusting to make sure food gets to the people who need it most.

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As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 11:53 a.m.

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.

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Food As Medicine: It's Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 11:26 a.m.

Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making new inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care, rather than relying solely on medications.