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Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.
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Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.
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This Startup Wants You To Have Your Disposable Spoon And Eat It, Too

An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company's founder says it's a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.

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Meet Hing: The Secret Weapon Spice Of Indian Cuisine

Uncooked, the Indian spice hing may smell of sulfur and onions to some. But add a dash to your food and magical things happen.
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School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On

Across this region there's a push to make sure kids who receive free or reduced-priced lunches don't go hungry when school's out over the summer months.

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The Science Of Why Onions Make Us Cry

Sure, their beautiful, multilayered complexity has moved poets to weep. But the real answer is more practical: A bulb's gotta keep the baddies away. We get the lowdown from a chemist.
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Bendy Bananas And Barmaid Bosoms: The U.K.'s Crazy Anti-EU Food Myths

British tabloids have long exploited the U.K.'s ambivalent ties to the European Union with exaggerated, funny and often unfounded stories about regulations aiming to undo English food culture.

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