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As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some

The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.
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Six Tips For Feeding The Family During A Storm-Related Power Outage

Storms like Sandy send many of us responsible for feeding the family running to the grocery store in a panic, and then throwing out a lot of food. Here are some tips to minimize both of those things. What are yours?
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Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 (Rebroadcast)

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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For The Love Of Cheese, Diners Unite In Italy

All Italians are being urged to eat a special cheese and rice dish tonight to promote the revitalization of Emilio-Romagna, Italy's famous food production region, after the deadly earthquakes back in May destroyed factories and warehouses.
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Bob Spitz: "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" (Rebroadcast)

A new biography offers a portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time. It's the story of Julia Child's search for her own expression, published on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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Lasagna Cupcakes, Anyone? Science Says We Can't Get Enough Mini Stuff

From lasagna and chicken potpies to grilled cheese and mac n' cheese, American's favorite dishes are going mini — in a cupcake shape. Is this just an excuse to eat comfort food with our fingers, or does it speak more deeply about Americans' need to connect and control what we consume?
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Citing Food Safety Risks, Kroger Chain Calls It Quits On Sprouts

The crunchy green microplants have long been touted as raw food chock full of nutrients. But that very freshness is also why they've caused more than 54 disease outbreaks since 1990, including a mega-outbreak of E. coli in Germany in 2011 that killed 53 people.
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Butchers And The "Head-To-Tail" Movement

A growing "head-to-tail" movement is extolling the virtues of the other parts of the animal, such as the brains, liver and heart. We explore the virtues of "offal," and the economics of modern butchery.

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