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Hours After A Meal, It's The Memory That Matters

What a person remembers of a meal hours later, not the actual calories consumed, matters more when it comes to hunger. Eating while watching TV sets us up to eat more food than we should, but a new experiment shows how manipulating our memories of a meal can change how hungry we feel.
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Why Drinking Tea Was Once Considered A Dangerous Habit

Reformers of the 19th century warned that taking a tea break would steer Irish peasant women to thoughts of revolution. The warnings largely went unheeded. Still, it gives us pause to think about our modern-day food obsessions and how they might look to others in the future.
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Huge Growth Of Food Stamps In Northern Virginia Spurs Debate

Northern Virginia social service providers are seeing record numbers of people receiving federal food assistance, thanks in part to more people being eligible and greater efforts to find those in need.

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British Burger Is Hot, Red Hot

A new burger in Britain is topped with chillies that pack 40 times the heat of the average Tabasco sauce. The Fallout Burger is on sale at Atomic Burger in Bristol. It registers a million on the Scoville Scale which scientists use to determine chili heat.
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Milk Producers Peer Over The Dairy Cliff

The expiration of the farm bill has left dairy farmers without a milk pricing program — and a safety net. While all farmers are watching closely, milk producers face an environment where cow feed costs more than cow milk.
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Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

Olive trees symbolize peace and freedom for the Palestinian people, but the economic realities of living in the West Bank are making it harder than ever to cultivate and harvest this traditional food source.

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