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'Peak Salmon' May Be Unlikely, But Threats To Farmed Salmon Loom

Some speculate that overfishing of the small fish fed to farmed salmon led to the all-time high prices seen in 2013. But Norwegian salmon experts say the bigger threat to the farmed fish is disease.
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Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.
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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.
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In The Land Of Floats And Beads, You'd Better Bring Deviled Eggs

Eggs and milk might make for a breakfast you'd expect to find on your table each Monday. But with Fat Tuesday fast arriving, Poppy Tooker gives this standard fare some twists fit for Mardi Gras.
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U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories, too.
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The Price Of A Pizza In 237 U.S. Neighborhoods

We analyzed pizza prices from around the country to answer a simple question: How much does a pizza cost in your neighborhood?
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Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes

The LA suburb of Irwindale has had to balance its need for business success against complaints from residents about the plant's fumes. Huy Fong Foods makes the hot sauce in the rooster bottle.
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Popcorn: Common Snack Helped To Build Empires

A lot of people watching the Oscars this weekend will probably also be eating some popcorn. Popcorn was domesticated before sweet corn or flour corn, and it laid the foundation of the Aztec empire.
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First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.

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