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Extreme Makeover, Potato Edition

Will tomorrow's U.S. supermarket stock 10 kinds of potatoes? Potato geneticist Chuck Brown hopes so. He's been working to introduce the American market to purple, orange and red potato varieties, and bring back the sizzle potatoes once enjoyed.
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USDA And The Future Of Food Policy

Why the National Cattlemen's Beef Association took the USDA to task over Meatless Mondays, and what it says about the future of the Farm Bill and the direction of American food policy.

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How Climate Change Is Changing The Oyster Business

Oyster farmers have developed coping strategies for the higher levels of carbon dioxide that make it hard to grow oysters off the West Coast. But some scientists warn that the problem is only going to get worse.
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Name That (New) Grape

Researchers at Cornell University will be releasing two new wine grape varieties next year from the university's agricultural breeding program. And they're asking the public to create names for them.
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Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Stokes Marriage Controversy

Crowds of people were dining on chicken and waffle fries today for "Chick-fil-A Appreciate Day," as some consumers sought to voice their support for comments made by the company's CEO about traditional marriage.

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'Sweet Child O' Mine,' Julia Child Mash-Up Honors America's First Top Chef

An 80s hairband and American cooking doyenne Julia Child are an unlikely combo, and yet, in this tribute video mash-up by our colleagues at WGBH, it works. Child would have turned 100 on August 15.

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