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Methuselah, the first date palm tree grown from ancient seeds, in a photo taken in 2008. Guy Eisner hide caption

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Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

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Chopped and frozen samples of damaged soybean plants are kept in storage at the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. Many contain residues of the herbicide dicamba. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed By Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA For Help

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Doughnuts with a receipt made of fondant were on display last week at a bakery in Moosinning, Germany. These Kassenbon Krapfen — receipt doughnuts — are a reaction to Germany's new receipt law. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors who regularly see knife-related avocado injuries to the hand say people are less likely to hurt themselves if they don't cut the fruit while holding it in their palm. Gaye Launder/Flickr hide caption

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Making Super Bowl Guacamole? Be Careful To Avoid The Pits Of An Avocado Hand Injury

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Episode 968: The Trouble With Table 101

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'Franchise' Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America

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This chicken from Memphis Meats was produced with cells taken from an animal and grown into meat in a "cultivator." The process is analogous to how yeast is grown in breweries to produce beer. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Not My Job: We Quiz Food Writer Alison Roman On Cooking The Books

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The Diner, which is a project of Meals on Wheels People in Vancouver, Wash., provides community in addition to meals for seniors enrolled in the program. Tom Cook/Courtesy Meals on Wheels People hide caption

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Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

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Barman Eddie Kim created the light and crisp "Truth and Clarity" cocktail — combining Capitoline White Vermouth, Suntory Toki Whisky, club soda and lemon vinegar — to ring in the new year. Laura Beltrán Villamizar/NPR hide caption

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A 'Truth And Clarity' Cocktail To Carry Us Into 2020

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Genie Milgrom, pictured in 2013, stands in the entryway of her Miami home wrapped in a long family tree, filled with the names of 22 generations of grandmothers. Raised Catholic, Milgrom traced her family's hidden Jewish roots with the help of a trove of ancient family recipes written down by the women of her family over generations. Emily Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Trove Of Recipes Dating Back To Inquisition Reveals A Family's Secret Jewish Roots

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A new study suggests that one service already in place in many food deserts could help make it easier to access fresh, healthy food: online grocery delivery. The finding lends support to expanding a pilot program that lets people use food stamp benefits to pay for those groceries. svetikd/Getty Images hide caption

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Alison Roman stresses that preparing dinner for others doesn't have to be a piece of performance art. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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With 'Nothing Fancy,' Alison Roman Aims To Rebrand Having People Over For Dinner

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