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A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

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A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

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Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought

The champagne grape harvest in northeastern France, like this one near Mailly-Champagne, started early this year due to lack of rain.Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought

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Farmers Hope For China Trade Deal, But For Now They Worry About Tariffs' Impact

The Big Iron Farm Show draws thousands of farmers and farm equipment-makers to a fairground in West Fargo, N.D. For many this year, concerns about crop yields have been eclipsed by worries about President Trump's trade policies.Jim Zarroli/NPRhide caption

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Farmers Hope For China Trade Deal, But For Now They Worry About Tariffs' Impact

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Blind Grocery Shoppers Access 'Second Set Of Eyes' Through App At Wegmans

Gary Wagner, a blind Buffalo resident and subscriber to an app that connects him to a shopping assistant, looks for hot sauce at a Wegmans store in Amherst, New York.Ronald Peralta/WBFOhide caption

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Manure lagoons on hog farms like this one in eastern North Carolina flooded after Hurricane Floyd swept through in 1999, creating environmental and health concerns for nearby rivers. Farmers are worried that the scenario will repeat after Hurricane Florence hits this week.John Althouse/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

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High And Dry: Swiss Army Airlifts Water To Cows In Drought-Stricken Mountains

Dairy farmer Dominique Rochat says the Swiss government's water deliveries have allowed him to keep his cows in the high mountains.Eleanor Beardsley/NPRhide caption

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High And Dry: Swiss Army Airlifts Water To Cows In Drought-Stricken Mountains

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After Hurricane Maria, Chef José Andrés Had A 'Crazy Dream' To Feed Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria, Chef José Andrés Had A 'Crazy Dream' To Feed Puerto Rico

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Food Safety Scares Are Up In 2018. Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out
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Food Safety Scares Are Up In 2018. Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out

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Biologist Wants Americans To Taste A Rainbow Of Pomegranates

While many Americans only know one kind of pomegranate — the ruby red Wonderful — there are actually dozens of varieties with different flavor and heartiness profiles.Sean Nealon/University of California, Riversidehide caption

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Deaf-Owned Eateries Forge Path To Fight Joblessness Among Those With Hearing Loss

Mozzeria is one of the most talked-about pizzerias in the heart of a vibrant San Francisco neighborhood. Every staff member employed at the restaurant identifies as deaf or hard of hearing.Courtesy of Mozzeria, San Franciscohide caption

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Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson

Okra slime changes when its pH changes. To make okra less slimy, says botanist Katherine Preston, cook it with an acid, which changes the properties of the molecules in the mucilage and renders it far less viscous. Southerners cook okra with tomatoes, which provide plenty of acid.Mary Mathis/NPRhide caption

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Do Sustainable Certifications For Coffee Really Help Coffee Growers?

A new report suggests that when consumers buy sustainably-certified coffee, they have little way of knowing whether or how their purchase helps growers.MediaforMedical/Michel Cardoso/UIG via Getty Imageshide caption

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

Arleene Correa Valencia works on a painting in her latest series: In Times of Crisis, En Tiempo de Crisis.Rachael Bongiorno for NPRhide caption

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

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German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

The harvest is bad for German farmers this year as the country has experienced the hottest summer on record and months without rainfall.Christian Ender/Getty Imageshide caption

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German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

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