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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.
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Mojito Diplomacy: Chefs Plan Culinary Tours To Cuba

Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.
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Demand For Food Aid Rises Sharply In Washington D.C.

The economic tides in Washington D.C. are rising, but the head of Bread for the City says more and more Washingtonians are seeking help filling their pantries with food.

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Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, leaving many Britons in "shellshock."

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After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

A ban on foie gras that went into effect in 2012 was overturned last week. Now some chefs offering the dish have received enough threats to get law enforcement involved.
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We Lie About What We Eat, And It's Messing Up Science

Humans are notoriously bad at remembering exactly how much we eat and exercise, yet researchers often ask. A new paper says self-reported data have skewed hundreds of studies and must be discontinued.
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Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time

A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.
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Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.
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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
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How Do We Grow To Like The Foods We Once Hated?

A psychologist says we have to be taught to like chili pepper and other foods we may initially dislike. The experience of eating it often somehow converts what's an aversion to a preference, he says.

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