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McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.
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Planning For The Future Of A Park Where The Trees Have One Name

In California's Joshua Tree National Park, scientists say the quirky trees are in trouble. The National Park Service is looking for ways to save them for future visitors to experience.
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Monsanto Sold Soybean Farmers A Weed-Beating Tool They Couldn't Legally Use

There's tension brewing among U.S. soybean farmers after Monsanto started selling a new herbicide-resistant seed — without EPA approval.
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This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."
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Crime In The Fields: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops and provoked conflict among neighbors.
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Thousands Of Firefighters Battle Massive Big Sur Blaze

After more than a week, a 38,000-acre wildfire on the California coast is still growing, and authorities warn it could burn through August even after it is contained.
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Researchers Report More Great White Sharks Along East Coast

A restoration of the seal population in the Northeast means more activity among their greatest predator. Researchers on Cape Cod are studying the their movements and educating the public about safety.
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They 'Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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