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Meat Industry Turns Florida's Feral Hogs Into Prime Pork

Wild pigs are a problem in Florida. Hundreds of thousands are roaming the state and destroying scores of acres of fields and crops. There's an effort now to turn the pest into a profit.
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The Choco Taco: Investigating The Mystery Behind A Classic American Treat

Food writer Jason Cohen took a deep dive into the history of the Choco Taco and how it is inspiring high-end chefs and ice cream vendors across the country.
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Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession

The government says there was a big drop last year in the number of Americans struggling to get enough to eat, especially children. The USDA credits food aid like the school lunch program and SNAP.
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Let's Talk Tiki Bars: Harmless Fun Or Exploitation?

These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.
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The Daiquiri's Local Roots In D.C.

Daiquiris conjure up memories of tropical getaways and sandy beaches. But the iconic drink got its start in the U.S. right here in D.C.

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Fast Casual Or Fast Food? Why It Matters In D.C.

Up until recently, Burger King and Cava Grill were the same kind of restaurant according to D.C.'s zoning rules. That changes this week.

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Environmental Outlook: The Global Seed Vault

Scientists estimate that food production will need to increase by 50 percent by mid-century to keep pace with population growth and development. How a global seed vault can safeguard against food extinction.

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What's Behind South Korea's Shake Shack Fever?

Koreans have been lining up for hours to sample the food at the Seoul outlet of this American burger chain. A South Korean sociologist looks at the factors behind the frenzy.

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When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

For decades, a rare disease crawled across Papua New Guinea. When scientists realized what was behind kuru, it caught everyone by surprise. But similar diseases can still be transmitted through food.
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Would You Like A Side Of Propaganda? Lunch At A North Korean Restaurant

North Korean karaoke videos in the background, decent food and a free copy of the works of Kim Il Sung: a dispatch from inside one of Pyongyang's currency-making outposts.

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