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Local Crab-Picking Industry Struggles Amid Low Harvests, Global Competition

As Congress contemplates immigration reform, the future of the seasonal crab-picking workforce is up in the air.
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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?
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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.
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For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.
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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.
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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.
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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it's likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.
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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
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Sandwich Monday: Domino's Specialty Chicken

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.
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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving The Tax Guys A Headache

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and nontaxable. And that leaves policymakers with a strange conundrum: what to do about pizza.

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