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The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens

Chicken bones unearthed in Israel may mark a turning point in human cuisine: They could be the earliest evidence of people raising chickens for food, rather than cockfighting or use in ceremonies.
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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.
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Drought-Stricken California Farmers Look To Tap Urban Wastewater

"Crazy wouldn't adequately describe what we're going through," a water official says of parched conditions in the state's Central Valley. Buying treated sewage water could restore some sanity.
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'Healthy Beverage Index' Developed To Up Your Water Intake

Are you making healthy choices with your daily beverage intake? A new guide developed by Virginia Tech will help you get there.
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Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.
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How An Ice Cream Stand Made Pineapple A Local Flavor Of Missouri

What's a pineapple treat doing making a home in the Midwest? You'd have to ask the Fortners: For generations, they've been serving up Pineapple Whip in Springfield, Mo. — and locals can't get enough.
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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat is imported and often of lower quality. Author Paul Greenberg explains why. Originally broadcast July 1, 2014.
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Beyond Fat-Free And Frozen: The Myriad Ways The World Uses Yogurt

Across the globe, the culinary culture of yogurt is ancient, thriving and incredibly diverse. From camel's milk yogurt to yogurt vodka, fish marinades to baked goods, yogurt is a versatile superstar.
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Plantigrade Pastry Purloiner Persnickety

A Colorado bakery recently found itself relieved of 24 pies in an overnight heist. But the ursine rapine left one type of tart behind.

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