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Harnessing the power of wearable devices, data, education and a peer support group, people with prediabetes can lose weight and fend off the disease. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program

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A customer approaches the window at Saartj, a pop-up food stall in New Orleans running a social experiment. Customers of color are charged the listed $12 price for a meal. White customers are told about the income gap in New Orleans between whites and African-Americans and asked whether they want to pay $30 instead, a price that reflects the gap. Deji Osinulu hide caption

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The idea behind the blended beef-mushroom burger is that mixing chopped mushrooms into our burgers boosts the umami taste, adds more moisture and reduces the amount of beef needed. And reducing the need for beef has a big impact on the environment. The Mushroom Council hide caption

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Sales of McDonald's new soy-based patty have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it? McDonald's Sweden hide caption

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Despite the disbanding of communes and the persistence of capitalism, culinary contributions from hippies have not only endured, but helped set the framework for the way we eat today. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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An engineer shows a sample of biodiesel at an industrial complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe province, Argentina. The United States recently imposed duties on Argentine biodiesel, blocking it from the U.S. market. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money." AP hide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

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For nearly a century, Jimmy Red corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine whiskey. The variety nearly went extinct in the early 2000s, but two remaining ears of corn were used to revive it. Now, the heirloom corn is thriving in the South, and being used widely by chefs and distillers. Peter Frank Edwards hide caption

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Resolved To Lose Weight? We Gave Food-Tracking Apps A Try

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Friendship bread is the chain letter of baking: A simple starter that you divvy up, keeping some for yourself and sharing the rest with others. It's an old tradition that connect neighbors through the act of sharing food. NPR would like to see you revive it in your community. Share your stories on social media — use #NPRFriendshipBread — and we might feature your experience in a follow-up story. Courtesy of Emily H. Landsman hide caption

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The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

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Roy Miller fills cans with cooked collard greens. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

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James Dinklage, a cattle rancher from Nebraska, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit accuses the USDA of "arbitrary and capricious" behavior in rolling back two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers, who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply. Courtesy Dinklage Family/Organization for Competitive Markets hide caption

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Many people who have worked in kitchens say the restaurant industry's problem goes far beyond high-flying personalities and celebrity chefs. Even when harassment is not sexual, abusive work environments flourish in the industry. byakkaya/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Oobah Butler created an imaginary London restaurant, The Shed at Dulwich, which he successfully got verified on TripAdvisor after providing a phone number, address and website for the eatery. It soon became one of the city's top-rated restaurants. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

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Researchers point to a number of causes for dwindling farmworkers: tighter border controls; higher prices charged by smugglers; well-paying construction jobs and a growing middle-class in Mexico that doesn't want to pick vegetables for Americans. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

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