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A Theme Park For Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.
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Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads And Eat 'Em Up Instead. Yum!

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They're nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.
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States Fight California's Cage-Free Egg Law. But It's Really About Bacon

Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.
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Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.
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How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers

The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.
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Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams?

Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
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Beer As A Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
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Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Calas, The Forgotten Fat Tuesday Treat

Today, many Mardi Gras tables will be filled with good food, including beignets. But there's another Creole treat that's lesser known. Chef Gisele Perez shares a recipe and history of Calas.

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