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Farm to Table or Freezer to Table: What's Healthier?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Even chefs are turning their backs on the term “farm to table” as the food industry, including the fast-food industry, claims that its mass-produced meals come straight from a farm near you. But what’s really “fresh,” and what’s best for you? Continue


Quick Bite: Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?

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How Does It Grow
PBS


So you've eaten a helping of asparagus, and soon afterwards, you're struck by a particularly odiferous bathroom visit. Asparagus pee — that smelly urine that strikes after eating asparagus — what's up with that? Well, you'd be surprised how much scientific research has tried to get to the bottom of this. Here's what they’ve discovered. Continue


Get excited for the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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Healthy Eating
PBS


Join First Lady Michelle Obama and kid chefs from around the country for the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner." Learn more and submit a recipe at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge. Continue


"The Trouble with Chicken" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry — and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Continue


Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


A team of scientists has traveled to Richard’s birthplace in Northamptonshire to find out if he was a fit and capable warrior at the Battle of Bosworth. By analyzing the chemical isotopes in Richard’s teeth, legs and ribs, they can create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. Continue


Riding in the World's Toughest Horse Race at 61

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Next Avenue
PBS


Barbara Smith's Mongol Derby adventure offers lessons for the rest of us Continue


Preview | Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

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Medal Quest
PBS


Tough competition. Spiritual uplift. Ice hockey: a game of force, speed, and strategy, played by top athletes with sticks, sharp sled runners, and the serrated ice picks used to propel their sleds. See Team USA’s record-breaking performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in ICE WARRIORS: USA SLED HOCKEY, premiering November 2014 on PBS. Continue


57 (The Average Age of the American Farmer)

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


If the average age of the American farmer is 57, what happens when they retire? From Edible Schoolyards to Green Collar jobs, young people are learning how to grow their own food, eat healthy and engage with land and community. Learn about terms like “Greenhorns”, “Growing Farmers” and “Horticultural Literacy”. Continue


Joy Bauer’s Food Remedies

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PBS Specials
PBS


Eat your way to better health with advice from one of the nation’s leading authorities. Nutritionist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Joy Bauer offers compelling information on how specific foods can help manage, treat and in some instances even reverse common health conditions. Continue


Urban Farming

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived in urban areas and no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement began. On city rooftops, in vacant lots, and even in front yards, people are growing food in cities, or buying it from their neighbors, reconnecting them to where their food comes from. Continue


What Lives in Cheese?

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Gross Science
PBS


What makes cheese so delicious? It's the bacteria, fungi, mites, and maggots living in it. Continue


Lorraine Bracco - L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Book View Now
PBS


Actress Lorraine Bracco talks about living a healthy lifestyle with Los Angeles Times writer Mary MacVean. Continue


Fourth Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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Healthy Eating
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama launches the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Learn more at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge. Continue


A Chef’s Life Holiday Special - Preview

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A Chef's Life
PBS


Join Vivian as she prepares foods that draw on her Southern heritage and Ben’s Chanukah traditions. Continue


The Pain-Reducing Power of Water Workouts

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Next Avenue
PBS


How to get more intense exercise and less joint pain Continue


How Brain Exercises Help Your Body

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Next Avenue
PBS


New studies show surprising ways that training your brain can pay off Continue


My Way to Olympia: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Niko von Glasow on the making of My Way to Olympia. Continue


Season 3 Preview | The Mind of a Chef

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The Mind of a Chef
PBS


Join chefs Ed Lee and Magnus Nilsson as they show viewers what it truly means to cook, think, create and live in the food-obsessed world that is The Mind of A Chef. Narrated by Executive Producer and renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, Season 3 of The Mind of a Chef premieres September 2014. Continue


Food Security

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


The politics and culture of food are often expressed in terms of food security and food sovereignty. These terms are often used interchangeably, even though they mean different things. Erika Allen of Chicago’s Grower Power explains that food security considers whether a person knows where their next meal is coming from, while food sovereignty defends a community’s right to decide how they are fed. Continue


Water

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The Lexicon of Sustainability
PBS


Agriculture depends on water, but in many parts of the world water is a scarce resource. Effectively managing watersheds helps farmers preserve their farms while protecting the environment; while new technologies, like drip irrigation, help conserve water by putting small amounts precisely where needed, greatly reducing water waste. Continue


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