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    Food And The "New South"

    Few cities have grown faster in the past 25 years than Charlotte, N.C. But waves of new residents are also challenging the culinary cultures that have defined popular perceptions of the American South for decades. We explore what food says about regional identity in Charlotte and other rapidly-changing parts of the "New South."

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    The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
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    The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

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