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Michigan Tracks Cattle From Birth To Plate

Would you like to know the life history of that steak before you eat it? Technology exists to give you that information, at least in Michigan, where the state government requires all cattle to carry an electronic tag for tracking purposes.
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Congress Poised To Make Crop Insurance Subsidies More Generous

Farmers have been getting these government checks for years. Essentially, insurance allows farmers to lock in price guarantees — while taxpayers foot 60 percent of the premiums. Critics say such subsidies help the rich get richer and minimize risk so much, they incentivize farming on marginal lands.
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Kellogg's Agrees To Settlement In Frosted Mini-Wheats Suit

Robert Siegel speaks with Tim Blood, managing partner of the law firm Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon, about the class-action suit accusing Kellogg's of making false claims in its Frosted Mini-Wheats advertisements, as well as other cases he's pursued. Blood talks about what kind of people file these suits, and why.
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No, Frosted Mini-Wheats Won't Make Your Kids Smarter

Breakfast foods purveyor Kellogg has agreed to create a $4 million fund to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it ran a deceptive marketing campaign for the sugary treat. The ads, which ran several years ago, claimed eating the cereal boosted kids' attentiveness by nearly 20 percent — but the science didn't back that up.
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Secretly Serving Trash To Strangers?

Sometimes the most delicious foods can come from the unlikeliest of places.

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D.C. Dives: Lil Pub Reflects Old Days On Capitol Hill

In our monthly look at D.C.'s dive bar scene, we head to the Lil Pub near Eastern Market.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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