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By Andy Dyer / On March 28th, 2016

The Cavendish banana was truly fortunate to have been discovered by humans. Without our adoption, this sweet and attractive—but seedless—banana would have disappeared into the jungle long ago because, as a genetic mistake, it was doomed to be an asexual...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Andy Dyer / On June 16th, 2015

A barley field in England.

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By Emily Monosson / On April 28th, 2015

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Andy Dyer / On February 2nd, 2015

Photo by Melissa Wiese, used under...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Meghan Bartels / On December 19th, 2014

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By Jason Leppig / On December 18th, 2014

Is your kitchen getting a good workout this holiday season? Do you have a favorite holiday-inspired dish? Is there a certain organic, environmentally friendly ingredient you've come to...

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By Andy Dyer / On December 15th, 2014

Reposted from the Chasing the Red Queen blog with permission.

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 28th, 2014

Chicken soup for the soul.

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By Darrin Nordahl / On November 26th, 2014

This Thursday, Americans will gather around family (and football) to anoint a succulently roasted bird the grand symbol of our venerated Thanksgiving tradition. We will eat dishes in honor of that first harvest festival in 1621. Cranberry sauce, stuffing...

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 17th, 2014

Orange trees in Berkeley, California.

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