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As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

The change that may matter most for the proposal's chances of success, though, is purely bureaucratic. The White House wants foreign food aid to be funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development instead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Earliest Cookware Was Used To Make Fish Soup

Humans were using cookware as early as 15,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient Japanese ceramic pots. Those first meals? Fish soup.
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Surprise: Organic Apples And Pears Aren't Free Of Antibiotics

Both fruits are vulnerable to a nasty disease called fire blight that can devastate orchards. So organic labeling standards allow for antibiotics to be used on apple and pear trees. That exemption is set to end in 2014 — but growers say they need a little more time.
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Vermont Bests The Nation In Local Chow

Vermont tops the nation when it comes to locally produced food, according to a new ranking from the nonprofit Strolling of the Heifers. Having farmers' markets, CSA programs, and distribution systems all helps.
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Arsenic In Beer May Come From Widely Used Filtering Process

Arsenic in beer doesn't sound like a good idea, even if it's due to a centuries-old filtering process. A new study says filtering beer with diatomaceous earth could boost levels of arsenic. But it's not clear whether this poses a health risk.
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Demand Is High For Mexico's Magnificent Mangoes

Mexico says it is now the world's largest exporter of fresh mangoes. India still holds the No. 1 position in overall mango production. One out of every 20 mangoes consumed in the world now comes from Mexico.

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