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Craft Bourbon Brewers Ride The Boom, Prepare For A Bust
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While there's been a sustained interest in bourbon in the last several years, some craft distillers are preparing in case of a bust by investing in rum and other spirits.

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Why Doesn't Tucson's Mexican Food Scene Get More National Attention?
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Migration from the Sonoran region of Mexico tends to flow almost exclusively to this part of Arizona. So its distinctive cuisine remains a hidden treasure. But that is changing.

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This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program
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People with prediabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.

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How Toyota Helped Create A Thriving Japanese Food Culture In Kentucky
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Authentic Japanese food and culture in the heart of Kentucky? You bet. And it all began when Toyota announced plans to open its first American plant in Georgetown in 1985.

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Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment
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Maybe honeybees get too much attention. They are agricultural animals, like sheep or cattle, and they sometimes make life harder for wild bees. In fact, the bees in true peril are the wild ones.

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement
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Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.

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Are Gummy Bear Flavors Just Fooling Our Brains?
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Color really does impact our perception of taste — even if the ingredients are otherwise the same, scientists say. It's something candy companies use to their advantage.

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Trump Plants Seeds Of Rural Revival With Friendly Farm Audience
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President Trump is unveiling a task force report on reviving rural prosperity at a Farm Bureau convention in Nashville Monday. Rural voters were a key part of Trump's winning election coalition.

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DACA's Cloudy Future Casts A Shadow On A Young Chef's Dream
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Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire.

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The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?
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It's the chain letter of baking: a simple starter that you divvy up, keeping some for yourself and sharing the rest with others. It's an old tradition we'd like to see you revive in your community.

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