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A Colombian worker checks the plastic protection cover over a banana bunch on a plantation in Aracataca, Colombia. A dreaded fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia has now spread to Latin America. Jan Sochor/LatinContent via Getty Images hide caption

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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

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Pigs are seen in a hog pen in Linquan county in central China's Anhui province in July. The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China

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Cows graze on a grass field at a farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y. The grass-fed movement is based on the idea of regenerative agriculture. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A trailer loaded with chickens passes a federal agent outside a Koch Foods plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Chicken Plants See Little Fallout From Immigration Raids

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Large swaths of forest have been cut down in Brazil in recent decades to make room for farming. Deforestation contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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To Slow Global Warming, U.N. Warns Agriculture Must Change

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A view of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., circa 1955. A new book explores the complicated bond between Americans and fast food. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Honeybees are seen feeding on the honeydew of whiteflies in citrus trees. Traces of neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides, have shown up in honeydew, an important food source for other insects. Alejandro Tena hide caption

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LifeVine boasts that it has little sugar and higher antioxidant levels than most wines. There is a wave of wines and spirits that aim to woo wellness enthusiasts. But some health claims made by alcohol brands have scientists on edge. LifeVine Wines hide caption

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We may think of salads as leafy and green, but the Watergate salad is only the latter. A combination of pistachio pudding mix, canned pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts, the salad is the shade of a Shamrock Shake ... sort of a minty chartreuse. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Watergate Salad: A Fluffy Green Bite Of Washington, D.C.'s Past

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Two scoops of Perfect Day's vegan ice cream, made with synthetic whey proteins. Protein from whey, a byproduct of cheese-making, is often used to give frozen desserts a creamy texture. Perfect Day makes its whey proteins using microbes. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Dairy Ice Cream, No Cow Needed: These Egg And Milk Proteins Are Made Without Animals

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Spanish matador Alberto Lopez Simon makes a pass on a bull at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. The restaurant Casa Toribio, located just down the street, keeps the meat from from bulls killed in bullfighting on its menu all year long. Alberto Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cattle graze in pasture formed by cleared rainforest land in Pará, Brazil. A new online tool makes it easier for food companies to detect this kind of land-clearing by their suppliers. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Cut Those Trees — Big Food Might Be Watching

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Carlos Fonseca Leal, one of the 14 Cuban employees at Little Habana, serves food during a recent lunch rush. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Taste Of Cuba Pops Up In Juárez, Mexico

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Japanese steakhouses often serve a creamy orange-pink sauce alongside a steaming meal. The popularity and intrigue around the sauce led one teppanyaki restaurant owner, Terry Ho, to start bottling it in bulk under the name Yum Yum Sauce. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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A worker at the port in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, displays soybeans imported from Ukraine. Imports of soybeans from the U.S., once China's biggest supplier, have dropped massively since a trade war between the U.S. and China began in 2018. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big breweries are selling less beer, so they're getting creative to attract customers. Pabst Blue Ribbon is market testing hard coffee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Georgia and Florida. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Seeks Buzz With Hard Coffee

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