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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
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Chef Carla Hall

After years as a caterer, Carla Hall shot to fame on two seasons of reality television series "Top Chef" and she now co-hosts ABC's "The Chew." We talk to Hall about comfort food and D.C.'s culinary culture.

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Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and economic vitality back to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hot spot for international eats.
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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.
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Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.
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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
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'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

A dispute between Beaver State blueberry farmers and workers spurred Congress to change an obscure provision in a 1938 labor law. Some fear it will delay pickers' paychecks.
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Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge

Colleagues steal Greek yogurt and half-eaten oranges, and bosses help themselves to their employees' frozen dinner. Yes, fridge theft is apparently rampant in offices all over the world.
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
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The Old And Mysterious Practice Of Eating Dirt, Revealed

Women, particularly pregnant women around the world, have been known to crave "white dirt." A filmmaker explores the hidden practice in the South, where baggies of the stuff are sold at flea markets.

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