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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."
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Pork Schnitzel: One Chef's Secret To Marital Bliss

Jay Bentley's wife loves his recipe for pork schnitzel. The owner of the restaurant Open Range, in Bozeman, Mont., breaks it out anytime he wants to make her happy.
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Steeped In Tradition: The Story Of The Senate's Signature Soup

One of the long-time practices of the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” has nothing to do with bills and laws; it's all about beans, ham hocks and onions.

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D.C. Area Mothers, Midwives Tout Effects Of Consuming Placenta

Despite skepticism from the medical community, the D.C. region is seeing an increase in placentophagy — that is, the practice of eating the placenta after a mother gives birth.

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For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Johnnie Walker Black Label has teamed up with an Edinburgh university to invent cloth that emits a subtle aroma of liquor, a scent the researchers say some find attractive.
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Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

The percentage of female farmers is climbing — slowly, according to federal figures. But those numbers don't take into account the many new roles women are filling on multigenerational family farms.
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More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans

Light beer doesn't have to mean less flavor. A growing trend is offering another option. Session beers emphasize craft-beer taste with alcohol as low as or lower than big-brand light beers.
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From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

The giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.
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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.
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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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