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How Processed Food Took Over The American Diet

Processed foods account for roughly 70 percent of our nation's calories. Despite the growth of farmer's markets and availability of organic produce, food additives are nearly impossible to avoid. Diane and her guests talk about what goes into our food and how it affects our eating habits.

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The Microwave Miracle Of Cooking In Mugs

If you didn't have time to pack a lunch and you're tired of eating out, why not cook up something in the office? All you need is a microwave, a mug and a few basic ingredients to make scrambled eggs, mac and cheese or a brownie.
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Paul C.P. McIlhenny, CEO Of Company That Makes Tabasco Sauce, Dies

Paul C.P. McIlhenny was the sixth member of his family to be named president of the McIlhenny Co., which makes the iconic hot sauce. He was 68 years old.
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A Dramatic Way To Uncork The Bubbly: Use A Sword

The art of sabrage, or knocking open a bottle of Champagne with a sword, probably started during the time of Napoleon. A sword is handy but not necessary; a kitchen knife can also work, according to a Champagne expert.
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Despite Lingering Drought, USDA Predicts A Flood Of Grain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers may get a record harvest of corn, and a higher supply of soybeans and wheat in 2013. The corn harvest is expected to be up nearly 40 percent over last year's drought-crippled level.

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