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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

beverages | Aug 01, 2014

Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

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A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

economy and food costs | Aug 01, 2014

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

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China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

NPR food | Jul 31, 2014

How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

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A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

food trends and technology | Jul 30, 2014

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

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Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

food trends and technology | Jul 30, 2014

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

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Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jul 30, 2014

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

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The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

farmers and farms | Jul 29, 2014

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Posted by NPR Food

Cacao "supertrees" in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

food history and celebrities | Jul 29, 2014

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

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After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

asian food and drink | Jul 28, 2014

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

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An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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