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Thinly sliced: A history of Olive Garden breadsticks, the real reason behind rosé-induced hangovers, and more

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At the Iowa State Fair, residents pay homage to the state’s increasingly distant agricultural past

It’s mid-August, the dog days of summer, and that means state fair season is upon…

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Why were damages in Monsanto’s Roundup trial so high? Not only is the giant liable, but it caused harm deliberately

A California Superior Court jury on Friday found agrochemical company Monsanto liable for making a…

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It’s official: This fall, America will harvest more soybeans than ever. But who’s buying?

Last month, Chinese buyers announced they were canceling their orders of American soybeans. It was…

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How can farmers’ markets survive the SNAP software SNAFU? Ask the state that didn’t have one

On July 9, a story co-published by The Washington Post and the Food and Environment…

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Thinly sliced: Celebrity chefs aren’t enough to draw a crowd anymore, you can probably find Ludacris in a grocery store, and more

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Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ordered the Environmental…

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Which retailers profit from food stamps? Journalists have been asking for years—and we may never know

UPDATE 5:38 p.m. EST, August 9: Justice Gorsuch has granted a temporary recall of the…

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Thinly sliced: Largest fire in modern history burns through California, the truth behind a fast-food faux pas, and more

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