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Hot Sauce Art: LA Museum Honors Sriracha and Tapatio

For an exhibition called "LA Heat," the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles asked 30 artists to come up with new works inspired by two homegrown hot sauce heroes: Sriracha and Tapatio.
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You Can Thank 150 Different Compounds For The Sweet Smell Of Bacon

The smell of frying bacon can rouse us from the deepest sleep. If you've ever wondered why, and how that works chemically, the American Chemical Society has a video for you.
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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.
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Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.
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The Politics of School Meal Standards

First Lady Michelle Obama engaged Congress this week in a debate over nationwide standards for school lunches.We explore the issues in play and why the the first lady felt compelled to make a rare foray into a direct political debate.

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Reverse Food Truck Caters To Hunger Relief Programs

This summer in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a new kind of food truck is on the streets. Instead of selling food, this truck is collecting it and giving it to people who need it.
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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.
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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

Michelle Obama's fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.
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Paleo For Dogs? Vets Say Trendy Diet Could Make Humans Sick

Some dog owners favor a raw food diet because they believe it's how their pets' ancestors ate in the wild. But vets worry that people could be exposed to pathogens if pets are eating raw meat.
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Gardening and Climate Change

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

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