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Record Water Levels Shut Down Miles Of Mississippi River

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, about the effect of historic flooding on the Mississippi River on corn and soybean farmers.
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From 'Tostitos Lime' To 'Sexy Sunblock,' The Best Drinks Of 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Emma Allen about her article in The New Yorker called "The Best Drinks of 2015." She walks us through mixing a drink from her list, which anyone can make at home.
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Netflix And Chew: How Binge Watching Affects Our Eating Habits

Lots of research suggests munching while watching TV promotes mindless eating. Overall viewing time is a key factor. But the genre of what you are watching may also influence how much you consume.
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Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: We've got science-based tips for avoiding that headache.

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The Year In Eggs: Everyone's Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets

Egg producers who for years said they couldn't give up cages for egg-laying hens made the switch to cage-free in 2015. Big egg buyers, including McDonald's, Nestle and Subway, made commitments, too.

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In Defense Of Food Stamps: Why The White House Sings SNAP's Praises

Republicans in Congress want to cut SNAP funding by 20 percent and transform the program. But proponents, including economists in the White House, say it keeps millions of families out of poverty.
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The Year In Food: Artificial Out, Innovation In (And 2 More Trends)

From big food companies simplifying ingredients, to the U.S. government's new goal to reduce food waste, to a public image crisis for Chipotle, 2015 has been a big year for food.
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Lahore's Food Safety Czar Declares 'War' On Unhygienic Food

In poorly regulated Lahore, Pakistan, Ayesha Mumtaz is a relentless enforcer of food-safety rules who strikes fear into local eatery owners. But some restaurateurs say she goes too far.
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Bright, Young, In Limbo: Film Sees Migrant Farm Life Through A Child's Eyes

José Anzaldo is a third-grader who is a math whiz. He's also the son of itinerant lettuce pickers. A new documentary explores what might become of this promising boy.
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Burnt Out On Leftovers Ideas? We've Got Some

Mexican chef Pati Jinich shows NPR's Carrie Kahn how to handle those Christmas dinner turkey leftovers. She shows us how to make a mouthwatering pibil sauce for next-day sandwiches and enchiladas.

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