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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.
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Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the test scores of people following a lower-fat diet went down.
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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?
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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.
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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.
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Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?
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No One's Talking About What The Pacific Trade Deal Means For Diets

Trade deals like NAFTA can have vast long-term impacts on diet and health. Experts say they're concerned that the U.S. isn't addressing these implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Drop Those Sprouts — Virginia Company Issues Recall On Listeria Fears

A state lab found contamination during an analysis of sprout samples from a Virginia company, prompting a regionwide recall.

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Harvest Limit On Chesapeake Menhaden Loosened, But Is It Enough?

Harvest limits on menhaden for commercial fishermen are being loosened in the Chesapeake Bay, even as the Coastal Conservation Commission agreed to start considering the impact on wildlife in future harvest limits.

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