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Reviving The Chesapeake Scallop

In 1933, a deadly hurricane and disease outbreak decimated the bay's scallop population. Now, a local oyster company is hoping to resurrect the Chesapeake scallop –one harvest at a time.

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Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition

Why are some fruits and veggies born ugly? Fighting off fungus, heat and pests can leave blemishes. Some researchers think these battle scars may boost the antioxidant content in produce.
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VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children between 2 and 19 are overweight, and 17 percent are obese. But researchers say they hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.
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Babies Who Eat Rice Cereal Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

Multiple studies have found that rice-based foods contain traces of arsenic. Now a study finds babies fed rice cereals and other rice-based snacks have higher concentrations of arsenic in their urine.
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In Honor Of #NationalPoetryMonth: Your Favorite Poems About Food And Farming

Gastronomy and poetry are a natural pairing. After all, both provide necessary nourishment. We asked you to share your favorite selections about farming and food and gathered them up here.
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The Gospel According To Wendell Berry, On Screen

America's foremost farmer-philosopher, Wendell Berry, is the subject of a new documentary. It celebrates the writer's work, and the rural community in Kentucky in which he's rooted.
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Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.
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In Shakespeare's Day, Hunger Tore Through England. His Plays Tell The Tale

Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.
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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.

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