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The Lollipop War

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
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So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

After years of not understanding coffee, Jerry Seinfeld says he's finally discovered the delight of meeting someone over a cup. "You have coffee and for some reason it makes you talk a lot," he says.
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Monkeys Also Want To Eat Like The Locals

When monkeys move to a new place, they want to eat what the locals are eating, a new study finds. It's among the first to see strong social behaviors in eating among wild animals.
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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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