The Un-Pretty History Of Georgia's Iconic Peach

A vintage postcard from the Peach Tree State. Georgia isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are its peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself.Found Image Holdings Inc/Getty Imageshide caption

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What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates

"The goats are kind of cool," says former inmate Chad Redding. "The females are like dogs — they just want your attention."Dan Charles/NPRhide caption

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What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

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More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

An image of Penicillium colonies. The white colony is a mutant similar to the mold found in Camembert cheese. The green ones are the wild form.Courtesy of Benjamin Wolfehide caption

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Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

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Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

Ho Po, a Chinese labor contractor from San Francisco, sent 150 of his countrymen to build Buena Vista.Courtesy of Buena Vista Wineryhide caption

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No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn't Cutting It

With an American honeybee queen for a mother and a European honeybee drone for a father, this worker bee has a level of genetic diversity unseen in the U.S. for decades. Researchers at Washington State University hope a deeper gene pool will give a new generation of honeybees much-needed genetic traits, like resistance to varroa mites. The parasite kills a third of American honeybees each year.Megan Asche/Courtesy of Washington State Universityhide caption

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Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Businesses

A farmer checks on produce at Padao Farms, a 15-acre plot run by the Yang family in Fresno, Calif., that specializes in Asian greens.Courtesy of Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement hide caption

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Preference Or Prejudice? Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

A study conducted by the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague compared some two dozen products sold in the Czech Republic with their equivalents in Germany. The Iglo brand fish sticks tested by the university contained 7 percent less fish than the same product sold in Germany.Like_the_Grand_Canyon/Flickrhide caption

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Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think

A farm worker runs a tine weeder on Jason Hunton's organic wheat crop. It's like a giant comb, scraping up weeds and bits of wheat along with it.Courtney Flatt/Northwest Public Radiohide caption

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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

Proponents of the emerging pot-for-pleasure industry want to grab a share of the nearly $2 billion tourism business in Sonoma County with events like dinners that incorporate marijuana.Courtesy of Sonoma Cannabis Company/Kristen Jeannehide caption

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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

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Amelia Earhart's Travel Menu Relied On 3 Rules And People's Generosity

Amelia Earhart eats dinner at a Cleveland hotel. Her in-flight menu, however, was usually simple, often consisting of tomato juice and a hard-boiled egg.Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Imageshide caption

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

Deckhand Patrick Gallager tosses the day's catch to the dock from the Fairwater Two charter boat.Debbie Elliott/NPRhide caption

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

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This Soviet-Era Cookie Is Filled With Sweetness Amid Scarcity

NPR journalist Alina Selyukh makes oreshki, a cookie from the former Soviet Union. The walnut-shaped cookies, which have a rich, nutty filling, were popular during a time when people had to make do with limited ingredients.NPRhide caption

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