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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

Promises from big food companies to switch to "cage-free" eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.
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Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks (Rebroadcast)

Debate over the health effects of caffeinated energy drinks, candy and snacks. Companies argue they are safe, but critics say they shouldn't be marketed to children.

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Moonshine As Moneymaker? Eastern Tennessee Will Drink To That

Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there's more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it's not clear how that factors into overeating.
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Rosie The Robot Won't Serve Your Food, But She'll Pick It

Labor-starved farmers are now eyeing lettuce-picking robots to help with the harvest. But more robots on the farm could also spell trouble for smaller producers that can't afford them.
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Wagshal's Opens Second D.C. Location

Wagshal's, a D.C.-based supermarket that has operated since 1925, has opened its second location near American University.

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Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker's Guide To Wine Tasting

Science is a beautiful thing — especially when it helps you impress your foodie friends. Here we present five easy party tricks — based on science, natch — that will make you look like a wine tasting pro. Do try this at home.
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Paula Deen's Sons Speak Up, But Her Empire Further Crumbles

Bobby and Jamie Deen say their mother is the victim of character assassination. Their defense comes as the queen of Southern cooking continues to lose endorsement deals. But not all of Deen's business partners are abandoning her, nor are all her fans.
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How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

Oceana, a conservation group, has been beating the drum about seafood mislabeling. An interactive dinner hosted by the group helped prove how easy it is for anyone to become a victim of seafood fraud.
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U Street Liquor Moratorium?

As new bars and restaurants continue to open along the 14th and U Street corridor, some residents complain that their neighborhood is awash with liquor licensed establishments.

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