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Florida's Farmers Look At Irma's Damage: 'Probably The Worst We've Seen'
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Hurricane Irma smashed through one of the country's top areas of fruit and vegetable production. The storm destroyed half of the citrus crop in some areas, as well as housing for seasonal workers.

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At Bug-Eating Festival, Kids Crunch Down On The Food Of The Future
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The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics
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Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

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For The First Time In Decades, Caffeinated Sodas On Sale At BYU Dining Halls
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated – and often misunderstood – relationship with caffeine. The university, which is majority Mormon, says it is responding to demand.

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Glacier Park's Scorched Sperry Chalet Was A Haven For The Hungry Hiker
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The remote Montana lodge could always be counted on for a soft cot and a hot meal. But the Sprague Fire, which is still raging, engulfed it. A silver lining: The kitchen and dining room may be spared.

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Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup
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A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.

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From Ocean To Potion: Kelp Finds A Niche In The Craft Beer Market
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Kelp isn't a new flavor enhancer for brewers. For hundreds of years, coastal farmers in Scotland grew grains in seaweed beds. But briny brews have been slow to catch on in the United States.

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Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'
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Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

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3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready
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No self-respecting cook would admit to using the food-nuker for anything more than heating up last night's pasta, but it's hard to deny the influence this little machine has had on American life.

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Texas Farmers Suffer Extensive Crop Losses In Wake Of Harvey
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Massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left many farmers overwhelmed and worried.

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