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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
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Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.
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Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.
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Would You Share The President's Fries?

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.
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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.
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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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