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Illustration from a 19th-century edition of Robinson Crusoe, a novel by Daniel Defoe first published in 1719. It relates the story of Robinson Crusoe, stranded on an island for 28 years and his subsequent fight for survival. Out of desperation, he became a master of innovation, especially at preparing meals. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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An adult spotted lanternfly searches for tasty grapevines at Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery, near Allentown, Pa. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help

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Workers sort through bundles of vanilla at the Virginia Dare warehouse in Antsirabe Nord, Madagascar. When this photo was taken last year, the warehouse contained roughly $5 million worth of vanilla. Tommy Trenchard hide caption

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Since purple sea urchins have eaten up their food supply, many of them are empty inside. Erika Mahoney/KAZU hide caption

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Saving California's Kelp Forest May Depend On Eating Purple Sea Urchins

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James Toner feeds cows at his family's dairy farm in Northern Ireland's County Armagh. Thirty-five percent of Northern Irish milk is sold to Ireland. Northern Irish farmers who have built lucrative cross-border trade with the Irish Republic are especially worried about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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How A No-Deal Brexit Could Destroy The Irish Dairy Industry — And Threaten Peace

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A food pantry client adds a carton of yogurt to her cart at the food pantry at Jewish Family Services in Denver, Colo. Seth McConnell/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers in the U.K. say a teen has suffered vision loss after years of eating a highly limited diet consisting of snacking on Pringles potato chips, as well as French fries, white bread and some processed pork products. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Blind From A Bad Diet? Teen Who Ate Mostly Potato Chips And Fries Lost His Sight

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Hector Osorno is the Kraft Heinz Ketchup Master, whose job it is to make sure around 70% of the ketchup sold in America tastes the way it should. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Meet The Man Who Guards America's Ketchup

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Not My Job: We Ask Michelin-Star Chef José Andrés About The Michelin Man

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Jasmine Cho's cookie portrait of Afong Moy, who is often cited as the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States. Beginning in the 1830s, Moy was put on display before crowds as a curiosity. Jasmine Cho hide caption

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Duped In The Deli Aisle? 'No Nitrates Added' Labels Are Often Misleading

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Chef Pete Smithing holds the Blooper Burger, which includes pretty much all the concession stand foods you can think of, at SunTrust Park in Georgia. For dessert: caramel popcorn colored with the Atlanta Braves' red and blue. Summer Evans/WABE hide caption

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Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

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As the gig economy grows, more people are seeking temporary work spaces, and restaurants and coffee shops are seeking to cater to this need, using tech apps to help them. Granger Wootz/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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A group representing importers said it was gratified that the Trump administration is lifting the tariffs on Mexican tomatoes. But it cautioned that beefed-up inspections could act as another barrier to free trade. Anna-Rose Gassot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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