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Left: A bartender at Hops & Barley brew pub pours a pint of beer in Berlin, Germany. Right: A portrait of Martin Luther. The protest that Luther launched 500 years ago not only revamped how Europe worshiped, but also how it drank. He and his followers promoted hops in beer as an act of rebellion against the Catholic Church. left: Adam Berry Right: Ullstein bild via/Getty Images hide caption

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A portrait of Patience Gray taken in 1959 by a colleague at the Observer. A British food writer, Gray advocated slow food and foraging long before the rest of the food world. Her work had outsized influence on chefs from Alice Waters on. A new biography tells her story. Photo by David Sim hide caption

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A squirrel investigates Halloween jack-o'lanterns in Washington, D.C. Analysts say spending for holiday decor, candy and costumes is strong this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR intern Kevin Garcia endures the sour taste of Warheads hard candy. Why are we tempted by candy that pretends to be made of hazardous chemicals, that threatens to nuke our taste buds, or that dares us to be disgusted? Photo illustration by Josh Loock/NPR hide caption

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Panda Express came up with the recipe for Orange Chicken 30 years ago today. It's the company's signature dish and top seller. Nina Gregory /NPR hide caption

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Orange Chicken, Panda Express' Gift To American Chinese Food, Turns 30

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Food Safety After Flooding

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The Mexican long-tongued bat is one of the species that pollinates agave, but its ecosystem is being disrupted by large-scale, cheaper methods of making tequila. Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International hide caption

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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

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In the last 13 years of Queen Victoria's life, she spent a great deal of time with Abdul Karim, who came from India initially to wait on the queen's table, but soon became part of her inner circle. And despite all opposition, Victoria and Karim curried on. Alexander Bassano/Spencer Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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An Arby's in Bozeman, Mont. Arby's is the first major fast food chain to serve deer meat nationwide. Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio hide caption

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Hunting Conservation Group Objects To Arby's Venison

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Engraving of German religious reformer Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on indulgences on the church door at Wittenberg, surrounded by onlookers, Germany, October 31st 1517. (Photo by Authenticated News/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Authenticated News/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his position at the Besh Restaurant Group after an investigation by The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com found that 25 women — all current and former employees — said they were sexually harassed while working for the company. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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Celebrity Chef John Besh Leaves Company After 25 Allegations Of Harassment

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Iskashitaa participant Rogita Darji, a refugee from Bhutan, gathers purslane, an edible plant to some, but considered a weed on a farm in Tucson, Ariz. Bill Hatcher hide caption

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Food that met Muslim dietary strictures was once difficult to come by, but the growth of the American Muslim population — and the increase in non-Muslims consuming halal food — has made it much easier to find such offerings in supermarkets like Whole Foods Market. Craig Ruttle/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Bob Scott, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, says he wishes more testing could have been done on the new dicamba formulations, but "the product was not made available to us." Dan Charles/ NPR hide caption

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Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

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