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Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Navajo Nation Council Passes Junk Food Tax

Healthy Diné Nation Act will add a 2 percent tax to sweetened beverages and salty, fatty foods with low nutrient value.

Building a Southern Arizona Food Economy

Investors, advocates look for ways to grow local and get residents to buy local; it's healthier, they say.

Local Distiller Turns Sonoran Desert Wood into Whiskey

Mesquite craftsman uses native wood to craft unique spirits—and tap into a long scientific legacy.

High school students working in a community garden.

Pueblo High Builds Community Strength Through Gardening

High school students build relationships through intergenerational project in South Tucson.

We visit Anita Street Market, where this time of year residents in the area depend on the small family run business for holiday food essentials including freshly made tamales.

Mexican Tradition of Tamales Reigns During Holidays

Tucson market works overtime to keep up with culinary tradition between Thanksgiving and New Year.

Tucson has a small, growing community of people who keep chickens and sell eggs, from backyard coops to schoolyard flocks that help children learn.

Raising Urban Chickens Interests Tucson Residents

City has a small but growing community of people who raise chickens in backyards; local school uses them for learning purposes.

Event Recycles Hundreds of Gallons of Old Cooking Oil

Green Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving; people can drop off used oil which can then also be converted into biodiesel.

Wildflower designs a menu that uses locally sourced ingredients.

Chef's Inspiration Comes from Local Ingredients

Omar Huerta, executive chef of Wildflower, says his menu revolves around locally sourced food items.

New State Law Defines 'Service Animal'

Specifies dogs, miniature horses allowed in restaurants, but all others, including 'comfort' animals, banned.

The farm bureau's Market Basket Survey includes basic foodstuffs, but not processed foods.

Taking the SNAP Challenge: Eating on $4.16 a day

AZPM reporter, spouse try for 4 days what food stamp recipients must do; nutrients with a dollop of tension.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

AZPM SPECIAL: Eating On $4.16 a Day

Food bank invites Tucsonans for 'SNAP' challenge, to see how well they can live on federal food program.

Residents in Ajo are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community and encourage more exercise by getting people to participate in gardening projects throughout the town.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.

Two chefs make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

Scientific Recipes

Chefs from Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails demonstrate how to cook with liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and nitrous oxide.

A physicist explains how it is possible to cook with magnets.

Cooking with Magnets

Electro magnetic induction used to heat food.

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