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Allison Aubrey

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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News, where her stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She's also a contributor to the PBS NewsHour.

Aubrey is a 2016 winner of a James Beard Award in the category of "Best TV Segment" for a PBS/NPR collaboration. The series of stories included an investigation of the link between pesticides and the decline of bees and other pollinators, and a two-part series on food waste. Along with her colleagues on The Salt, Aubrey is winner of a 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog. She was also a nominee for a James Beard Award in 2013 for her broadcast radio coverage of food and nutrition. In 2009, Aubrey was awarded the American Society for Nutrition's Media Award for her reporting on food and nutrition. She was honored with the 2006 National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism in radio and earned a 2005 Medical Evidence Fellowship by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. She was also a 2009 Kaiser Media Fellow in focusing on health.

Joining NPR in 1998 as a general assignment reporter, Aubrey spent five years covering environmental policy, as well as contributing to coverage of Washington, D.C., for NPR's National Desk.

Before coming to NPR, Aubrey was a reporter for the PBS NewsHour. She has worked in a variety of positions throughout the television industry.

Aubrey received her bachelor of arts degree from Denison University in Granville, OH, and a master of arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Despite assumptions that peanut, egg and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy. Roy Scott/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

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Narragansett turkeys have free range of 12 acres on Dana Kee's Moose Manor Farm, located along the Potomac River in Maryland. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

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Student Nicola Hopper, 11, and Jake Hensley, 11, load milk cartons and other food collected by students at Franklin Sherman Elementary School into crates to be taken across the street to Share food pantry at McLean Baptist Church. Victoria Milko/NPR hide caption

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When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

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Bottles of Fanta are displayed in a food truck's cooler in San Francisco, Calif. The city is one of three in California, and four in the U.S., that passed taxes on sodas and other sugary drinks in Tuesday's election. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

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Bottles of Fanta are displayed in a food truck's cooler in 2014 in San Francisco. The city is one of several in California that have a soda tax on the ballot this November. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

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Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

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PepsiCo, the multinational soda company, just announced that it will cut back the sugar content of its beverages by 2025. The announcement comes after increasing attention on the role of sugar in obesity. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Diet Coke for sale in a Chinese supermarket. A new World Health Organization report recommends that nations adopt fiscal policies, including taxes, that raise the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the health care costs that go with them. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A backyard chicken hangs out in a portable coop in Silver Spring, Md., a close-in suburb of Washington, D.C. Backyard birds have become popular in urban and suburban areas, but a new CDC report documents a record high number of salmonella infections linked to these domestic flocks. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Last year, the Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Kind bars that some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

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Frances Moore Lappe speaks at a Rainforest Action Network event. When she wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose. Rainforest Action Network/Flickr hide caption

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

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Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops like Kontor Eismanufaktur Berlin (pictured here), restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs. Courtesy of Susan Stone hide caption

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Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say 'Nein'

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Organic Gatorade? The artificial colors may be gone, but it's still loaded with sugar. Gatorade hide caption

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Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

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Researchers are recruiting volunteers to participate in a four-year study trial of cocoa extract. Half of the participants will take capsules containing about as much cocoa extract as you'd get from eating about 1,000 calories of dark chocolate. Dennis Gottlieb/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

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