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Which of the following farming techniques often results in the increase of pests and diseases?

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Answer: Monocropping
More information: Due to discouraging biodiversity, monocropping allows certain insects pests and diseases to proliferate.

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Tzatziki sauce is a common topping on which dish?

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Answer: Gyros
More information: Greek gyros, which consists of meat and vegetables wrapped in pita bread, also have tzatziki sauce as one of its main ingredients.

VeryHard

What is the scientific name of the plant used to make liquorice?

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Answer: Glycyrrhiza Glabra
More information: Glycyrrhiza glabra, the plant used to make liquorice, is native to Europe and Asia.

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Which is the top-selling cookie in the United States?

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Answer: Oreos
More information: Originally introduced in 1912 Oreos, which traditionally feature a cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers, now comes in many different varieties.

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Flour cooked together with fat is known as what?

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Answer: Roux
More information: Originating from France, roux is usually composed of equal parts flour and fat and is used to thicken soups and sauces.

VeryHard

Why do food processors sometimes add carbon monoxide to meat?

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Answer: For Color
More information: The lethal gas carbon monoxide is often added to meat in small doses to increase redness, thus making aged meats appear fresher.

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Which American company produces Italian-influenced food products such as Beefaroni and Ravioli?

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Answer: Chef Boyardee
More information: Chef Boyardee, founded by an Italian immigrant to the United States in 1928, produces canned goods which have become a staple in American supermarkets.

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What does the Japanese term "Sandai Wagyu" translate as?

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Answer: Three Big Beefs
More information: Sandai Wagyu are "the three big beefs" - Matsusaka, Ōmi and the most-famous of all, Kobe.



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