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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
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Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
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BBQ and Smoked Foods

Whether you turn out basic backyard burgers or get serious with 12-hour brisket and pork shoulder, our local grillmasters have tips for your next barbecue.

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Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.
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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
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The Disappearing Dish: When Restaurants Revamp The Menu

From seasonal considerations and economics to artistic boredom and even all-out-failure, there are many reasons why chefs retouch, revamp or remove dishes from menus. Kojo explores what goes on behind the scenes when restaurants make big changes to the menu.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.
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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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