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Jul. 22, 2011

Yes, We Do Have Bananas, For Now

America’s widely eaten banana variety, the Cavendish, could be wiped out by a fungus.

banana, fruit, agriculture, genetics, breeding

Jul. 01, 2011

Growing A Revolution: America’s Founding Gardeners

The first presidents tended uniquely American plots in an era when gardens reflected one’s politics.

history president gardening botany jefferson

Jul. 01, 2011

High Tech Meets High Art In ‘Modernist Cuisine’

Nathan Myhrvold shares tips and recipes from his new six-volume, 2,438-page cookbook.

cooking food biology lab DIY

Mar. 11, 2011

Getting a Sense of How We Taste Sweetness

Research looks at newly-discovered pathways for sensing sweet flavors.

taste, senses, flavor, sweet

Aug. 26, 2011

The Unsavory Story Of Industrially-Grown Tomatoes

Barry Estabrook discusses supermarket tomatoes and the people who pick them in Tomatoland.

tomato, fruit, garden, farm, harvest

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

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