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This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Millions of women are 'under-muscled.' These foods help build strength

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Health authorities have advised to avoid eating raw cheddar cheese, both in the shredded and block form, as well as in the original and jalapeño flavor, from the brand Raw Farm. The Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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A 19th century taste test. Carole Bethuel/IFC Films hide caption

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The 'food' you see on-screen often isn't real food. Not so, in 'The Taste of Things'

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Chocolate-makers and sellers have been raising prices to keep up with the skyrocketing costs of cocoa. Hermann J. Knippertz/AP hide caption

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Cocoa prices spiked to an all-time high right before Valentine's Day

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NPR readers share the dishes they love most for the Lunar New Year. Jing Gao; Alvina Chu; Amy Fedun; Beth Rogers-Ho; Alice Young; Elsy MektrakarnNguyen; Sarah Low; Anh Therese McCauley hide caption

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Chicken wing prices have fallen for the second year in a row, in a windfall for Super Bowl snackers. Beef prices, however, are still climbing. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Good thing, wings cost less and beer's flat: Super Bowl fans are expected to splurge

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The Purple Tomato, a genetically modified crop created by Norfolk Plant Sciences, is available to home gardeners to start from seed. Raven Villar/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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Gardeners can now grow a genetically modified purple tomato made with snapdragon DNA

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Mark Guttridge, farmer and co-owner at Ollin Farms, feeds the chickens. The farm benefits from a county program that helps small growers get their produce to more people. Rachel Woolf for NPR hide caption

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A big idea for small farms: How to link agriculture, nutrition and public health

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A U.S. scientist has stirred the pot with Britain by offering some controversial advice about tea. Ida Hollis/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. scientist's tea recipe has Brits aghast. Salt? Warm milk? The horror!

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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 5, 2024, shows different views of a Busseto charcuterie sampler with prosciutto, sweet sopressata and dry coppa. Associated Press hide caption

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Washington's attorney general has sued to stop Kroger from merging with Albertsons and creating a grocery-store colossus. Here, a Kroger in Flowood, Mississippi operates a gas station and a pharmacy. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Sushi rolls with cream cheese, a popular ingredient in Ukrainian sushi, are served at Island Sushi in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Children gathering potatoes on a large farm, vicinity of Caribou, Aroostook County, Me. Jack Delano/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Maine Potato War of 1976

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Authors' of the book, Made in Taiwan, Clarissa Wei, left, and Ivy Chen right, browsing at the Shuixian Gong Market. An Rong Xu for NPR hide caption

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Taiwan's History of Colonialism Forged Its Distinct Cuisine

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Will the feds block a grocery megamerger? Kroger and Albertsons will soon find out

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A woman carries a bag containing rice donated by the United States Agency for International Development, as she walks through a market in Haiti. There's a debate on Capitol Hill as the Farm Bill comes up for renewal: Is it better to send food grown by U.S. farms to countries in need or to turn to local growers. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Five U.S. cities which imposed taxes on sugary drinks saw prices rise and sales fall by 33%, according to a new study. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Cities with soda taxes saw sales of sugary drinks fall as prices rose, study finds

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A Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin with no carved-out face next to the open wrapper with a jack-o'-lantern design. Cynthia Kelly v. The Hershey Company hide caption

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Hershey sued for $5M over missing 'cute' face on Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins

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Restaurateur Rose Previte shares recipes she learned from women around the world

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