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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee

From handpicking to sorting, it's women's hands that take on much of the labor involved in producing coffee around the world. New initiatives are empowering women to reap more of the financial rewards.
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Local Food Advocates Prescribe Fruits And Veggies For Food Stamp Recipients

With Congress weighing a farm bill, local food advocates would like to see more funds go towards acquiring healthy, fresh food for those on government assistance.

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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.
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For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

Corn production was down last year thanks to drought. This year, conditions are too cold and wet for farmers to plant the crop. Without a break in the clouds pretty soon, there may be another shortage of the crop at harvest time.
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When Cheeseburger = Walking, Will We Eat Less?

Would you eat a double cheeseburger if you knew it took two hours of walking to burn it off? Participants in a new study said, hmm, maybe not. The researchers say that exercise-based labels could do a better job than calorie counts at steering people to healthful choices.
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Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

Apples, oranges and ... squirrel? A new interactive map pinpoints more than a half-million locations around the world open to foraging for typical and not-so-typical free foods.

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