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corn

Americans Have Planted So Much Corn That It's Changing the Weather

The Corn Belt is making it rain.
December 03, 2018
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grapes

The ‘Wine Archive’ That Quietly Improves the World’s Wine

A collection of more than 7,000 grapevine varieties is a boon to vintners and scientists.
October 11, 2018
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seed banks

This Seed Bank Preserves Biodiversity by Opening Its Doors to Farmers

The Ethiopian institution pioneered a new model.
October 03, 2018
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curious collections

Drink Up at the Home-Museum Displaying Over 10,000 Beer Steins

Tours start at the kegerator.
August 06, 2018
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black markets

The Rebellious French Village Making Wine Banned by the E.U.

Beaumont's beloved, black market wine is made with outlawed American vines.
June 04, 2018
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profiles

Inside the World of Virginia’s Roadside Attraction King

For more than 30 years, Mark Cline has been keeping the state weird.
April 01, 2018
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wine

How Two Italians Achieved a 200-Year-Old Dream of Virginian Wine

Since Thomas Jefferson first tried, growing European vines had always failed.
March 19, 2018
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wonders of salt

Making Salt From an Ancient Ocean Trapped Below the Appalachians

West Virginia was once a seabed.
January 08, 2018
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medicine

The Forgotten Sanatorium That Was Cooled by Cave Air

It was billed as the first air-conditioned building in the United States.
December 27, 2017
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foraged foods

The Mountain Man Who Makes Chefs’ Wild Dreams Come True

Jay Marion never expected Virginia's elite restaurants to be interested in the foraging skills his grandparents taught him.
November 15, 2017