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Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?

  A couple of hypotheses regarding parrots’ practice of geophagy… The parrots of Southeastern Peru crave an earthy delicacy: dirt. At the Colorado clay lick, a cliff face rising above the Tambopata River in the western Amazon Basin, parrots — often hundreds at a time from up to 18 species — gather each day to feast […]

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Amazon’s Price Cuts on Food Leave Rivals Bracing for Impact

  On Amazon cutting Whole Foods prices… A price war has raged in U.S. supermarket aisles for well over a year, bloodying retailers big and small. On Monday, Amazon.com Inc. plans to toss a smart bomb into the fray. The online giant’s move to slash prices on everything from organic baby kale to fair-trade bananas on the […]

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Whole Foods and Beyond—Three Ways Amazon Is Changing the Grocery Game

  Amazon is cornering the market on groceries… Amazon has made some big moves into the grocery business—launching its AmazonFresh delivery service, opening brick-and-mortar stores, buying some little chain of grocery stores called Whole Foods. They’re also interested in grabbing a share of the nearly $70 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP benefits). Here are […]

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