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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.
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Proof: The Science of Booze

Kojo explores the finicky world of booze making and the science behind our favorite cocktails.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

By testing for radiation, detectives tried to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting more sophisticated.
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Sandwich Monday: Caffeinated Beef Jerky

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Perky Jerky. It's dried meat loaded with caffeine to fuel everything from athletic pursuits to midmorning breaks in the office.
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Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.
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Fishing Free-For-All In Virginia Next Weekend

Anglers without licenses will be able to fish next weekend thanks to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.
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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.
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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.
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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.

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