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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.
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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they'd like to make one thing clear: It's not just about jerk spice.
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Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It

Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.
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Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.
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The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

With the help of grow lights and air exchange fans, NASA is growing lettuce on the International Space Station. The scheme could help keep food costs down — and keep astronauts happy tending plants.
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World Cup 2014: A Local Guide

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. And bars and restaurants around Washington are catering to fans to specific expats, immigrant communities and local fan groups. We find out the best place to watch (almost) all 32 teams competing this summer.

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Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date

Introducing the humble date to the U.S. over decades in the 20th century required dangerous Middle Eastern adventures, harem pants and a little bit of sex. Hollywood helped with movies like Cleopatra.
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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?
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Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell's Quesarito

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the brand new creation from Taco Bell labs, the Quesarito. It's a quesadilla combined with a burrito.
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Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks

Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.

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