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Soda bottles displayed in a San Francisco market.A federal appeals court blocked a city law requiring advertisement warnings on the potential health impacts of sugary drinks. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Bassam Ghraoui, who ran Syria's most famous chocolate factory, left for Hungary when war consumed his home country. He successfully rebuilt his business in Budapest. The company still uses ingredients from Syria. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian Chocolatier's Legend Lives On In Europe — But Stays Close To Its Roots

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Apsara Bharati is watching over her field in Nepal, where she and her neighbors are using the system of rice intensification to plant seedlings. Danielle Preiss/NPR hide caption

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Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants And Cutting Water

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Drier Conditions Force Researchers To Find New Rice Farming Method

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Members of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective inspect one of their apiaries. The collective teaches displaced coal miners in West Virginia how to keep bees as a way to supplement their income. Courtesy of Kevin Johnson hide caption

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SweetHearts will be tougher to find this Valentine's Day. The company that used to make the popular candy went out of business. Its new owners aren't ready to start making new batches yet. Chitose Suzuki/AP hide caption

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Be Mine? Nope. SweetHeart Candies Hard To Find This Valentine's Day

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Edward Huang (right) stands by a sign with his restaurant's name, Zai Lai, as (from left) Greg Ferguson and Skilynn Santiago prepare a customer's order in New York City. The name is inspired by the Mandarin phrase relatives in Taiwan often say when Huang leaves after a visit — zai lai, or "come again." Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Chinese, Taiwanese Restaurants Drop 'Golden' And 'Dragon' To Take On Mandarin Names

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Atsuo Sakurai stirs a fresh batch of Arizona Sake at his home brewery. Heather Sakurai/NPR hide caption

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Brewing In The Desert: Sake Finds An Unlikely Home In Arizona

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To help protect the planet and promote good health, people should eat less than 1 ounce of red meat a day and limit poultry and milk, too. That's according to a new report from some of the top names in nutrition science. People should instead consume more nuts, fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, the report says. The strict recommended limits on meat are getting pushback. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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These squash on sale at an Illinois grocery store have been genetically modified to resist a specific virus. Jonathan Ahl/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Critical Services Ensuring Food Safety Take A Hit During Shutdown

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Shoppers say they want simpler information to help them figure out which foods are healthy. But a one-size-fits-all solution may not work. asiseeit/Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Box Helps Britons Prepare For The Worst

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