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Out Of The Binder, Into The Kitchen: Working Women And Cooking

Critics have pounced on Romney for boasting of making sure a female staffer got home by 5 p.m. to cook for her family. What about the men, they say? But the numbers don't lie: Working women are still doing the heavy lifting in the kitchen.
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Montgomery County Installs Healthy Food Vending Machines

Montgomery County officials are taking on small step to try to get county employees to eat healthier: new healthy option vending machines in all county buildings. 

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Go Fish: Numbers Of Young Striped Bass Plummet In Bay

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Striped bass, better known in the Chesapeake Bay area as rockfish, have had a bad year, as scientists say the lower-than-normal levels of rainfall have hurt their population levels.

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Test Your Food IQ: Do We Need More Farms To Grow Fruits And Veggies For All?

We may be able to grow enough fruits and vegetables on land we already have if we're smart about how we do it, says World Wildlife Foundation expert Jason Clay. Take the James Beard Foundation's food quiz to see just how literate you are on this and other agriculture matters.
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What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.
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A New Look For The Salt

NPR's food blog, The Salt, has a new, more streamlined look and feel that will make taking us with you on mobile or tablet much easier. We've also added snappy categories and bigger photos, with more white space to let things breathe. Let us know what you think @NPRFood and in the comments.
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Farmer Tackling Monsanto's Seed Policy Gets A Day In Supreme Court

Whether food giant Monsanto's practice of patenting crop seeds is legal when farmers have little opportunity to find alternatives may finally get a review from the Supreme Court this year. It has agreed to hear a case in which a farmer planting Monsanto seeds without paying.

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