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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

This Hamster Gets To Eat Two Tiny Burritos

Do your pets eat better than you? A hamster with a taste for Tex-Mex food gets to feast on homemade burritos, courtesy of his very own chef.

Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.

Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're not far off from the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but have been updated for the modern foodie.

Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

Mamma Mia! Italian Chains Make Fast-Food Fare Look Light

A new report details the diet-busting fare at popular Italian chains, like Maggiano's 1,680-calorie shrimp scampi pasta dish. It has about three times the calories of one Big Mac.

Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?

Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food

A team of NPR journalists traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border seeking stories of people and crossing. One discovery they couldn't quite swallow was a street snack called tostilocos.

Renegade Cider Makers Get Funky To Cope With Apple Shortage

Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.
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"Craft Beer Revolution"

Steve Hindy, one of the founders of Brooklyn Brewery, joins Kojo along with Dave Coleman, founder of 3 Stars Brewery in Washington, D.C., to explore what paved the way for the evolution of American beer - and where it's likely to go next.