FOOD & DRINK

Sushi lovers will tell you that full-grown eels, called unagi, are pretty tasty. That's why Sara Rademaker started raising baby eels a few years ago ... in her basement near the coast of Maine.

Sun Gold cherry tomatoes in a garden in Florence, Massachusetts.
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A new study has confirmed a vegetarian diet does the least harm to the planet.

Sun Kim Bop restaurant in Springfield, Massachusetts, at far right, has extended hours ahead of the opening of MGM Springfield.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

With just about a month until MGM Springfield opens, some neighboring businesses are thinking about making changes to compete. At least one is already switching things up.

Fresh produce at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
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Updated on July 20, 2018: A temporary solution will allow food stamp recipients to keep using SNAP benefits at farmers markets and food stands through the end of August. The funding comes from the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs. Our original reporting is below.

Now that summer is in full swing and farmers markets are abundant with fresh, local produce, the technology that enables people to use food stamps to buy that food faces a major snag. 

A national consumer group says Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. uses deceptive labeling and marketing to mislead the public about its commitment to a clean environment and humane farming practices.

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