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Ben Anderson collects grass samples in Western Australia. Spinifex tastes to some like salt and vinegar chips — but it's so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful. Courtesy of Matt Barrett hide caption

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A pizza is prepared at a restaurant in downtown Naples. On Wednesday, the traditional art of pizza-making was given UNESCO cultural heritage status. Andrew Medichini/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Edible winged ants are placed atop a fish fillet at Insects in the Backyard, a high-end bug-based bistro in Bangkok. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chorizo and egg, papas rancheras and country guisado tacos on handmade flour tortillas from Mendez Cafe in San Antonio. Mike Sutter/San Antonio Express-News hide caption

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This Food Critic's Quest To Eat A Taco A Day For A Year Is Almost A Wrap

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The precision blobs and artful smears look exquisite on Pinterest and Instagram, but they certainly don't allow you to satisfyingly dunk your crust of bread in them. Michael Reinhard/Getty Images hide caption

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Brahman cattle graze in a field in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They've used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in what people eat. David Messent/Getty Images hide caption

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An English grocery chain says it is now selling products up to a month past their "Best By" dates in an effort to reduce food waste. Anglia Picture Agency/Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture hide caption

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Scallop fishermen discard their bycatch near Montauk, N.Y. These waters are some of the most productive fishing grounds on the Eastern Seaboard. Jon Kalish for NPR hide caption

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Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., is one of the bakers who does not want to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples, saying it violates his religious beliefs. Matthew Staver/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A Supreme Court Clash Between Artistry And The Rights Of Gay Couples

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Anxo cider-maker Greg Johnson pulverizes apples into a juice that will later be fermented into hard cider. Adhiti Bandlamudi/NPR hide caption

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Craft Hard Cider Is On A Roll. How Ya Like Them Apples?

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