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Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.

Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virginia's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine, It Might Improve With Age

Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.

Once Prone To Danger On The High Seas, New System Protects Alaska Fishermen

When regulations were imposed to protect Alaska's fisheries it led to a dangerous race to catch fish as fast as possible. A new system to manage sustainable fishing is making the job safer.

Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to withdraw approval of a controversial herbicide made by Dow AgroSciences. The firm made conflicting claims to EPA and the Patent Office about the product.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.


Artist Turns 90 Pounds Of Cheddar Into Nativity Scene

Prudence Staite of Tewkesbury, England, spent five days carving out a cheesy nativity scene — complete with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and livestock. She was commissioned by a cheese company.

Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.