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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.
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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.
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Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Diabetes

A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.
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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.
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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.
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Buddhist Diet For A Clear Mind: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.
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Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

The national egg shortage is hitting bakers hard. Some are replacing eggs with highly engineered ingredients that promise to work just as well.
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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.
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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.
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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.

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