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Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding

Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.

As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.

Can Oregano Fight Cow Belches — And Climate Change?

Gassy cows account for a good deal of the methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — generated by livestock farming. Danish researchers think feeding cows oregano might help rein in the bovine burps.

Care Packages: How The U.S. Won Hearts Through Stomachs After WWII

Before they were boxes of comforting essentials sent to college students, soldiers and others far from home, care packages were a vital lifeline for thousands of displaced families in postwar Europe.

Why The U.S. Is Promoting Crops Grown In Gaza

Before Hamas took over Gaza, agriculture was a big contributor to its economy. The U.S. hopes reviving the industry will boost not only farmers, but also security — by creating economic opportunity.
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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.


For Great Japanese Cuisine And Grocers, Head To Central Ohio (Really)

Why Ohio? Thanks to a nearby Honda plant, Columbus is full of bakeries, highly-regarded restaurants, markets and other retailers specializing in Japanese food, ingredients and wares.

Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of 'Healthy' Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels. But that excludes many foods, like Kind bars, that contain healthful nuts.

Taco Bell's Snapchat Game Is Strong Among Teens, But Does It Sell Tacos?

Fast food chains may succeed in entertaining teenagers on platforms like Twitter or Snapchat, but just because a brand makes teens laugh doesn't mean this elusive demographic will buy its products.

Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.