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After Horse Meat Scandal, Why Is Some Food Taboo?

The discovery of horse meat in European beef products created an international uproar. James A. Serpell, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, explains why some foods that are forbidden in some cultures are considered delicacies in others.
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Pictures Don't Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

Farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska converted 1.3 million acres of grassland into soybean and corn production between 2006 and 2011. Images derived from satellite data confirmed that changing landscape, which spells bad news wildlife and for soil integrity in some parts.
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Virginia Orgs. Needed To Serve Meals To Children

The Virginia Department of Health is seeking new participants for their Summer Food Service Program.

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Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court

On its surface, the case is about whether farmers can use seeds derived from patented crops. But the bigger question is, how much control does a company have over its patented products once they're in the hands of consumers?
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Growing Resistance, Oregon Hazelnuts Battle Blight

Carefully developed breeds are overpowering Eastern filbert blight, which had threatened to crush the U.S. hazelnut industry.
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Romanian Horse Meat In British Lasagna Reveals Complex Global Food Trade

What's that horse meat doing in the Norwegian lasagna? The growing European food scandal shows that in a world where food trade seems borderless, old-fashioned quality controls remain critical.

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