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Check out food news that has been hand picked by our editors from a wide range of news and media outlets. From chefs and restaurants to politics and technology, food news is everywhere. Some of it is directly related to BBQ, some indirectly.

For instance, most of the aluminum and tinplate steel used to make canned food and drinks is imported, and increased tariffs on imported aluminum cause food and drink prices to rise. Now you know why canned beer prices are going up. Find out what's going on in the wider world of food that may be affecting what you buy, cook, and eat today. You can read the full story for free on most of the sites linked to here, but occasionally a site will have a paywall.

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Georgia's oyster industry may soon get a boost. Lawmakers introduced a bill encouraging aquaculture in areas where wild oysters have been harvested for decades. Not everyone is thrilled with the bill. Harvest restrictions and a lottery system for leases could put local oyster companies at a disadvantage. read more
stixfresh sticker being used on fruit
Ever had a basket of fruit that rotted before you ate it all? StixFresh is a new food technology that harnesses the power of fruit's natural chemical defenses to extend the fruit's useful life. It's a disarmingly simple sticker applied to fruit that could help you enjoy your fruit before it goes bad. read more
elementary kids eating veggies
Sweetgreen, a restaurant chain that serves salads, has partnered with the nonprofit FoodCorps to improve elementary school lunches. Sweetgreen has committed $1 million to offer kids fresh, locally grown foods. The program piloted with three elementary schools around the country and will expand to 50 schools by 2020. read more
cauliflower rice in dish on table
Fake rice is a problem that nobody ever expected to exist. But Arkansas, the nation's leading producer of rice, has outlawed food companies from using the term "rice" on packages of cauliflower "rice." The law goes into effect at the end of the current legislative session. read more
dunkin peeps coffee and doughnuts for easter 2019
Dunkin' x Peeps is the latest food brand collaboration. To celebrate the spring season and Easter, Dunkin' is selling marshmallow-flavored coffee and Peeps inspired doughnuts. The doughnut features a classic yellow Peeps marshmallow chick perched on a green, egg-shaped doughnut with colorful sprinkles. read more
microwave mistake two cups one microwave
Microwave ovens are some of the easiest tools to use for cooking. Or are they? Sometimes they can be quite the challenge and lead to spectacular food fails. Here are some hilarious microwave oven fails from people all over the world via Twitter. read more
pig next to knife and rope on cutting board
Whether ribs, ham or bacon, everyone seems to love pork. If you do too, check out the maialata festival. It's a grand celebration of pigs and pork roasted, grilled, and pan-fried. The entire pig must be used, and even the blood is served in some dishes. See how one Portland chef has brought this festival to the U.S. read more
time out market chicago
Food halls have taken off in the U.S. in recent years, and Time Out Market Chicago hopes to keep the momentum going this year with its newest food hall in Chicago, featuring eighteen restaurants, three bars and a demo kitchen. The first round of eateries to be featured were just announced. read more
food product held in hands
Have you ever considered eating gene-edited food? According to soybean and oil manufacturer, Calyxt, you may already be eating it. Find out how gene-edited food differs from GMOs and how soybean cooking oil became the first gene-edited food in the US food supply. read more
packaged fish in ice on shelf
Americans are eating more seafood, but what if that "salmon" on your plate is not actually salmon? Oceana, a nonprofit organization, recently published a big study on seafood mislabeling. They found that 20% of the fish they ordered and lab tested were entirely different species of fish than indicated on the label. read more

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