Paul Mesple is a fig farmer near the Central Valley town of Chowchilla, Calif. He and his partner farm around 2,000 acres of figs. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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Originating in Mexico City, suadero tacos have gone from a food of the poor to a widely adored filling. These tacos are made from a variety of meats, including suadero, a cut from the lower parts of a cow. The meat is cooked in a griddle-like device called a comal. Paulo Vidales/Courtesy of Phaidon hide caption

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Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, a Colorado goat cheese producer, says it will begin to source more milk from dairies that don't rely on inmate labor — so that they can continue to sell some cheeses to Whole Foods. ilovebutter/Flickr hide caption

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Dry conditions in California have limited the amount of pollen and nectar bees can collect. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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A worker pours a bucket of pesticide into a machine to be sprayed on almond trees at Del Bosque Farms Inc. in Firebaugh, Calif., on April 6, 2015. California and Washington already have adopted, through state regulation, many of the rules that the EPA now wants to put in place nationwide. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Former New York Times restaurant critic and Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl speaks in New York City in 2013. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times hide caption

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The image of Pope Francis ended up on these slices of toast thanks to a special toaster with metal stencillike inserts. But in most cases where people report seeing faces in their food, their brain is behind the illusion. Katie Colaneri/WHYY hide caption

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From left: Sodium benzoate, azodicarbonamide, shellac. The images are from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts hide caption

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Longer lines in the cafeteria and shorter lunch periods mean many public school students get just 15 minutes to eat. Yet researchers say when kids get less than 20 minutes for lunch, they eat less of everything on their tray. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was inaugurated in 2008. The "doomsday vault" lies inside an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. For the first time, scientists are taking some seeds out. John McConnico/AP hide caption

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In this 2011 photo, a banner in an Iowa grocery store advertises "pork, the other white meat" — the former, long-running slogan of the National Pork Board. Funded by money collected by the federal government, the board is one of a dozen promotional funds for different parts of American agriculture. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Most fruits and vegetables — particularly after being cut — store better in an airtight container, Gunders says. And it's best to store them in see-through containers so we don't forget about them. USDA hide caption

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