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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.
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Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's Italian Neighborhood

That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.
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Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night Markets

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.
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Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.
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As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.
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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.
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Why Is This Fisherman Selling Threatened Bluefin Tuna For $2.99 A Pound?

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.
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How 'Diet Gurus' Hook Us With Religion Veiled In Science

From Paleo to vegan to raw, nutrition gurus package their advice as sound science. But peel the studies away and you'll find timeless myths and superstitions of religion.
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Freedom With Fries? Texas Official Wants Deep Fryers Back In Schools

The agricultural commissioner wants to roll back a decade-old ban on soda machines and deep fryers in schools. He says it's not about giving kids a treat but about giving school districts the choice.
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Like Us, Chimps Go Bananas For Booze

Scientists have spotted chimpanzees routinely sipping palm wine from trees in Guinea. The study supports a theory that our common relatives evolved the ability to digest alcohol millions of years ago.

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