Demand for domestic tea is so strong that Minto Island Tea Company continues expanding production. Here, new Camellia sinensis are planted on the Salem, Oregon, farm. It takes three years for tea plants to mature for harvest. Courtesy of Minto Island Tea Company hide caption

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There's overwhelming consensus that breast-feeding is the optimal way to feed an infant. But the topic of how breast-feeding may influence cognitive ability is controversial. Guerilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

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In 1957, Duncan Hines and his wife, Clara, cut a cake at the Duncan Hines test kitchen in Ithaca, N.Y. Courtesy of Department of Special Collections-WKU hide caption

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Atole de elote is a warm corn drink from Central America. Student Jose Rivas wrote an essay about a weekly tradition of enjoying atole with his late father in El Salvador, and how the drink helped him to feel more at home after he moved to the U.S. Becky Harlan hide caption

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The league-wide's secret recipe to success is out: The NBA and the PB&J go together like, well ... Sharon White/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

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Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale — not seen in this photo — was made with water from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego's wastewater. This image was taken at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Mark Boster/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Last Friday night, the Berlin bookstore Shakespeare and Sons hosted a Sabbath dinner as part of the pre-kickoff activities for Nosh Berlin, the German capital's first Jewish food festival. Guests at the bookstore included many non-Jewish Germans who purchased tickets. Veronica Zaragovia for NPR hide caption

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New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working. Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study shows that when infants and young children grow up in households without enough to eat, they are more likely to perform poorly at school years later. Daniel Fishel for NPR hide caption

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Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts. Courtesy of Liberty Orchards Co., Inc. hide caption

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Starship Technologies' delivery robots, which can be found traveling the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., get smarter the more they drive — learning about sidewalk and traffic patterns with every trip they take. Meg Kelly/NPR hide caption

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

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Guest workers harvest much of North Carolina's sweet potato crop, including at the fields of Burch Farms, in Faison, N.C. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

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Cows graze at Dharma Lea Farm in Sharon Springs, N.Y. Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable. Courtesy of Maple Hill Creamery hide caption

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While tuna poke may be winning over American palates today, our consumption of fresh tuna is still dwarfed by our collective appetite for the canned stuff. Whole Foods Market hide caption

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