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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.
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Food Giants Want 'Sustainable' Beef. But What Does That Mean?

McDonald's says it will start to buy beef that's "verified sustainable" in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.
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Can You Open A Bottle Of Wine With A Shoe? Yes, But It Ain't Pretty

A YouTube video makes it look so easy: Nine swift strikes against a wall and voila! Your cabernet is ready for pouring. We weren't as successful. But we did figure out the physics behind the trick.
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Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.
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Sandwich Monday: We Tackle The Army's 'Pork Rib' MRE

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Department of Defense's imitation McRib. It's an MRE, Pork Rib flavor. "This meal disgusts me more before 8 a.m. than most meals disgust me all day."
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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
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Remember Fat-Free Mania? Take Our Survey

Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.
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Coping With Rising Food Prices

In February, food prices rose more than they have in any month since 2011, and forecasters expect the trend to continue. We consider the variety of local and global factors behind the numbers and learn how to stretch food budget dollars while maintaining a healthy diet.

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