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An Old Trick Holds New Promise For Tastier Tomatoes

Tomato plants grown in large scale outdoors are often selected for hardiness more than taste. What if you could boost disease resistance, flavor and yield? Researchers think they can — by grafting.

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About War And Food?

Weapons have always been a central part of warfare. But humans have turned to another source of power as well: food. Take our quiz to test your knowledge about war and food.

WATCH: The Secret Buzz Only Bumblebees Know To Unlock Our Favorite Crops

Some plants will release their pollen only to bees that buzz in just the right way. It's a risky strategy — and it's critical to human agriculture, from tomatoes to blueberries.

We Subsidize Crops We Should Eat Less Of, Does This Fatten Us Up?

There's a disconnect between what we're told to eat and what crops the U.S. subsidizes. Many critics blame farm policy for promoting bad eating habits. The reality is a lot more complicated.

Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Nothing is simple in Mideast relations. Not even hummus. Lebanon, Israel and Palestinians are entangled over who owns the dish. Not even the title of world's largest hummus platter settled the matter.

Inside The Lives Of Farmworkers: Top 5 Lessons I Learned On The Ground

Most of us don't usually get to meet the people who pick our apples, oranges or other seasonal favorites. What are their lives and work like? Dan Charles has spent the past year finding out.

Where Did Agriculture Begin? Oh Boy, It's Complicated

Scientists have long assumed that farming began among one group in the Mideast. But a new study suggests a more diverse origin story.

Congress Just Passed A GMO Labeling Bill. Nobody's Super Happy About It

The proposal will require food companies to disclose their GMO ingredients, but that information doesn't have to be on the packaging. It's a compromise, and neither side is all that enthused.

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About French Food?

It's Bastille Day, so in honor of the home of the renowned culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, we're testing your knowledge on some classic French ingredients and dishes. Test your knowledge.
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Montgomery County: Hungover On Liquor Laws?

Montgomery County's Prohibition-era liquor laws are a long-running frustration for local business owners and residents. Will things ever change?