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Thieves Steal Millions In Canadian Maple Syrup

Canadian police say they've seized 16 truckloads of maple syrup in the province of New Brunswick. That's only a fraction of the amount believed to have been siphoned from the reserves of a producers federation in neighboring Quebec. The stolen syrup is worth about $20 million.
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The Peanut Butter Cure Moves From Hospital To Snack Room

For over a decade, peanut butter paste supplements like Plumpy'Nut have saved children around the world from malnutrition. Now health officials want to use the packets not just to save starving kids, but to keep them healthy in the first place. But will it work?
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Despite Greek Economy, Athens Cupcake Business Thrives

The American owner of Hamptons Cupcakes has some beefs with the bureaucracy, but lots of optimism about the country in which she chose to develop her business. She recently opened her third bakery.
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Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

You don't have to own a vineyard to enjoy homemade wine. For fun or family tradition, home winemakers take pride in making a bottle that can't be found on grocery store shelves.
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Eating Maryland Seafood Could Help Restore The Bay

Maryland's Department For Natural Resources is pushing a promotion next week which advocates eating state seafood to raise funds for oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Freshwater Shrimp: Still Not A Midwestern Cash Crop

Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.
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Michelle Obama Wins Cookie Recipe Contest

Michelle Obama can celebrate a win now that her white and dark chocolate-chip cookies beat out Ann Romney's M&M cookies in Family Circle Magazine's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. During the 2008 election, Cindy McCain's oatmeal butterscotch cookies won.

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