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Hunger In The U.S.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

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Chobani Issues All-Clear After Yogurt Recall

After concerns over its product led the Chobani Greek yogurt company to issue a voluntary recall of some packages earlier this week, the food maker now says the mold that was identified as the culprit is not dangerous.
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Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

There's a mountain of myths and assumptions about what makes us fat. One researcher is interested in understanding where these ideas come from and why scientists continue to recycle them. In a new study, he homes in on the presumption that skipping breakfast has a direct effect on obesity.
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Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

How exotic mushrooms make it from the field to our plates. A mushroom forager takes us into the underground world of hunting for porcinis, morels and truffles.

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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won't require a country-of-origin label — which means there's no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.
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Japanese Whiskey Teases U.S. Consumers By Playing Hard To Get

Japanese whiskey-makers are protective of their product and want the prized spirit to be consumed a certain way. In Japan, that means serving it with particular foods and diluting it with pure water.
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D.C. Dives: The Forest Inn Survives Change In Arlington

In our monthly look at the local dive bar scene, Jerad Walker visits The Forest Inn in Arlington's Westover neighborhood.

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Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Fad diets seem that much more absurd when you can visualize exactly what they require you to eat. A photo series helps reinforce what medical researchers are saying: that the best diet is the one you actually stick with.
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Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

Range hoods are designed to capture the pollutants from your stove, but many models are not effective and it's hard for consumers to know how good a hood is. But researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are developing a new standardized test that manufacturers can use to rate their range hoods.
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A Farm-To-Table Delicacy From Spain: Roasted Baby Pig

Cochinillo asado has appeared in literature throughout history, from Cervantes to Hemingway. The prized piglets featured in the dish are slaughtered after about a month, when they still weigh less than 10 pounds.

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