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The High Cost of Cheap Shrimp: Human Trafficking in Thai Fisheries

New reports show that migrant workers are being bought and sold as slave labor to work on Thai fishing boats. Kojo explores murky supply chains, human trafficking, and the human and ethical cost of cheap seafood.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.
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Maryland Beer Primary: The Taste Of Election Day

Maryland's gubernatorial candidates offer their favorite beer selections ahead of Tuesday's primary — who has the taste necessary to be the next governor?

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Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.
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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's Extra Long Cheeseburger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Burger King Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger. It's like a regular BBQ Cheeseburger, but longer.
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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.
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Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.
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From Organic Pioneers, Son Inherits Passion, Just Not For Farming

Arlo Crawford's parents started the kind of small, organic farm that's now trendy, back before it was trendy. But it was his parents' dream, not his. He's now written a book about the experience.
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"The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street:" A Novel

Lillian Dunkle arrives in America in 1913, a penniless child immigrant who goes on to build an empire of ice cream. In the book, "The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street," Lillian takes readers from Prohibition to the gourmet ice cream shops that upend the industry. Author Susan Jane Gilman joins us in studio to talk about her novel.

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Going Against The Grain: FDA Threatens Brewers' Feed For Farmers

Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.

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