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A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mangolike fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that the campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.
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Entrepreneur Brings American Treats To The Middle East And Back Again

Opening a classic American-style bakery in the heart of the Middle East might not seem like the easiest idea, but that didn't stop entrepreneur Fadi Jaber.

Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

Hankering For A Hot Dog? Try The 66-Pound Hot Dog Sundae

After making a 100-pound burger, Epic Meal Time, a Canadian YouTube show, moved on to encased meats. It created the hefty sundae to honor the Inland Empire 66ers, a minor league baseball team.

Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.

Locusts Eat The Crops Of Madagascar — And Each Other, Too

We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them, and eating them is a bad idea.