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Taco Bell's Snapchat Game Is Strong Among Teens, But Does It Sell Tacos?

Fast food chains may succeed in entertaining teenagers on platforms like Twitter or Snapchat, but just because a brand makes teens laugh doesn't mean this elusive demographic will buy its products.
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Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.
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Why Many Midwestern Farmers Are Pro-TPP

A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.
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How Best To Eat American Cheese That's Not, Technically, Cheese

There's a huge surplus of American cheese in the U.S. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and NPR's Melissa Block discuss what "American cheese" means and how it's best served.
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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
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For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze

You've heard about the running of the bulls — how about the running of the birds? Each morning, hundreds of ducks are released to patrol a Cape Town vineyard.
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Bourbon To Bubbly: Shake Up Your Derby Mint Julep

On Derby Day, the mint-infused cocktail reigns supreme. The mint is a must, but these days, everything from brandy to gin and champagne can sub in for the whiskey.
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Why This Seattle Chef Is Embracing A Higher Minimum Wage For Employees

Small businesses in Seattle have to pay a minimum of $15 an hour starting in 2021. But chef Renee Erickson has adopted higher pay for employees of her restaurant group ahead of schedule.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly?

NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.

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