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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

NPR | June 25, 2016 9:29 a.m.

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?

Food | Nation

#NPRreads: Drink In These 3 Stories This Weekend

NPR | June 25, 2016 6:57 a.m.

June 18, 2016 • Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:35 p.m.

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.

Food | World | Health

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

NPR | June 24, 2016 12:59 p.m.

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.

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This Startup Wants You To Have Your Disposable Spoon And Eat It, Too

NPR | June 23, 2016 3:58 p.m.

An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company's founder says it's a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.

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Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

NPR | June 23, 2016 3:45 p.m.

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.

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Meet Hing: The Secret-Weapon Spice Of Indian Cuisine

NPR | June 23, 2016 9 a.m.

Uncooked, the Indian spice hing may smell of sulfur and onions to some. But add a dash to your food and magical things happen.

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The Science Of Why Onions Make Us Cry

NPR | June 22, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Sure, their beautiful, multi-layered complexity has moved poets to weep. But the real answer is more practical: a bulb's gotta keep the baddies away. We get the lowdown from a chemist.

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Bendy Bananas And Barmaid Bosoms: The U.K.'s Crazy Anti-EU Food Myths

NPR | June 22, 2016 6:33 a.m.

British tabloids have long exploited the U.K.'s ambivalent ties to the European Union with exaggerated, funny and often unfounded stories about regulations aiming to undo English food culture.

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Suit Accusing Starbucks Of Under-Filling Lattes Moves Forward

AP | June 21, 2016 8:20 a.m. | San Francisco

A federal judge is allowing the bulk of a lawsuit accusing Starbucks of systematically under-filling lattes to move forward.