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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.
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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrates in the Raccoon River.
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If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.
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'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.
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In California, Foie Gras Is Back On The Menu

This week, chefs celebrated the overturning of California's ban on foie gras. NPR's Arun Rath checks in with Sean Chaney of Hot's Kitchen and Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society.
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Is 'Cook At Home' Always Good Health Advice?

A recent study finds that middle-aged women who spent more time cooking were more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Researchers say the message should be "cook healthfully," not just "cook often."
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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.
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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.
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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.
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How Food Shopping Can Turn New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

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