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Skinny Isn't All That: Survey Finds Fewer American Women Are Dieting

The number of women who say they're dieting has dropped significantly since the early 1990s, according to a long-running survey of national eating trends. What's more, just 1 in 4 respondents agreed that being thin is a lot more attractive than being heavy.
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Wine: From Vine To Table

The future of wine is in flux for both casual drinkers and aficionados. We talk with Wine Review columnist Michael Franz about the headlines making waves among the vines.

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Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

Inspired by shows like Fear Factor, an Austrian artist teamed up with chefs and waste divers to demonstrate the delicious possibilities of trash. In each episode, they set off by bike in search of "bio trashcans," where organic waste is most likely to be found.
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Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

Everyone from the Vikings to 18th century British sailors swore that a pint of spruce beer kept away scurvy. While that may not have really worked, you, too, can capture the essence of your Christmas tree in a glass.
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FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

Two years after a food safety bill became law, the FDA issues a rule to prevent foodborne illness in produce and one to require food manufacturers to have plans in place to prevent contamination. Foodborne illness sickens about 48 million Americans each year.
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Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms

The year's dry, hot weather forced aquaculturists to spend a lot more to keep their fish healthy and fed. For US catfish farmers, though, already suffering from competition with Asia, the drought has been an especially hard blow.

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