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U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates

Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.
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Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

Camu camu will soon dethrone açai — an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.
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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
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Sandwich Monday: The Teriyaki Tofu Burger From Gabutto Burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger that replaces the beef with a deep-fried tofu patty.
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Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.
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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub better known in Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
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Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
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If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

The idea that sacrifice at the gym entitles us to a reward is embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.

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