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A group that advocates on behalf of food service workers has created an app that helps diners find restaurants that pay their workers livable wages and offer room for advancement. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Glen Osterberg (right) and another line cook at Lupa learn how to use the LeanPath waste tracking software. Eliza Barclay/NPR hide caption

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No Simple Recipe For Weighing Food Waste At Mario Batali's Lupa

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The National Restaurant Association says getting restaurants to focus on the food waste problem is a big challenge. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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For Restaurants, Food Waste Is Seen As Low Priority

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Five Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review, Restaurant Or Otherwise

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Chef Mario Batali prepares dishes for the crowd at the world premiere of Volkswagen's new Jetta compact sedan in New York City in 2010. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Settles Lawsuit With His Waitstaff

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Inmate Calvin Hodge stirs gravy in preparation for lunch at the Fife and Drum Restaurant at the Northeast Correctional Center in Concord, Mass. Erik Jacobs/For NPR hide caption

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Prison Meal Deal: Where The Staff Serves Lunch ... And Time

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Heirloom beets served at Bibiana Restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C. Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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A Year That Was Good To Beets

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Culinary student Nadya Dunkley cooks chicken at Colors Restaurant in New York. The restaurant scored highly in a new guide that rates restaurants based on the way they treat employees. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Darden chef Julie Elkinton, talks to Charisse McElroy, right, and her daughter Jacqueline McElroy, 9, during an event at Olive Garden in Hyattsville, Md. on Thursday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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