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In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The next few weeks are when the bulk of the region's fruit is picked. The labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.
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Farmers' Market Economics

We explore the economics of bringing food from field to fork.

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Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices

High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
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Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

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Nearing Its 50th Birthday, Arby's Gets A 'Fresh' Makeover, New Logo

After scoring poorly on recent restaurant surveys, Arby's is introducing fresh-made sandwiches and a new logo. But the chain is not about to ditch the curly fries that made it famous.

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