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Tender Beef, Without The Pathogens: USDA Proposes Labeling Rules

The mechanical process the meat industry uses to tenderize tough muscle fibers can also introduce dangerous pathogens into beef cuts. The thinking behind the proposed new labels: If you know your cut of meat has been mechanically tenderized, you'll be inclined to cook it a little longer.
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The Latest In Adventurous Tastings? Prison Food

Prison food gets a bad rap, but a recent tasting at a historic penitentiary showed that prison menus of the past were less predictable and maybe even more nutritious than the institutional-style meals served in most prisons today. Some prisons are returning to scratch cooking, and are opening restaurants to train inmates in food service.
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Curbing Food Waste

It's estimated that a little more than a third of the food produced around the world -- 1.3 billion tons worth -- is lost or wasted annually. We talk about new initiatives to change attitudes and help mitigate food waste.

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Za'atar: A Spice Mix With Biblical Roots And Brain Food Reputation

This alluring spice mix has an incredible aroma and deep roots in the Middle East. For centuries, people have been eating za'atar not just for its savory taste but also for its reputed health benefits. Modern research confirms it's packed with antioxidants.
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Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied To Prostate Cancer Survival

Replacing some dietary carbohydrates with vegetable fats may help keep prostate cancer from spreading. That's the word from a study of more than 4,500 men that looked at the effects of dietary changes after their initial diagnosis.
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Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

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