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Kraft, Heinz Merger Brings Together Famous Food Brands

The pending $45 billion merger between Kraft and Heinz will create the world's fifth-largest food company. The deal comes as Kraft struggles to keep up with changing consumer tastes.
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Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.
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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.
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Vanilla, Nutmeg Spice And Everything Nice On A Zanzibar Farm

Three spices that grow on the island of Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.
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'The Katering Show' Reflects The Plight Of Food Intolerance

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, hosts of the video series "The Katering Show," about where they find the humor in food and food television shows.
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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.
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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.
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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.

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