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Stealth Changes To Fast Food May Combat Obesity

McDonalds says it's cutting sodium and sugar in its foods by 10 percent. Wal-Mart and other food retailers have committed to do the same. But is it enough to effect change?
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Pinup Panini Navigates The Challenges Of D.C.'s Food Truck Business

Aspiring food truck entrepreneurs in D.C. have a lot of ropes to learn, from renting a commercial kitchen, to finding parking, to wading through a sea of city regulations. Rebecca Sheir speaks with first-time food-trucker Cori Bryant, who hopes to launch her "Pinup Panini" truck in October.

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Beef Products Inc. Sues ABC Over Repeated Attacks On 'Pink Slime'

A lawyer for the company, which lost 80 percent of its business in the wake of public concern about its beef product, says the network's defamatory statements misled consumers about the product's safety. The network denies the charges.
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Freedom Soda: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Hits Us Where We're Human

People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
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McDonald's To Post Calories On Menu Boards

Beginning next week, McDonald's plans to add calorie counts to its menu boards — both at drive-thrus and restaurant counters. Studies suggest that calorie boards alone don't change consumers' purchasing patterns. But consumers do seem to take note, and public health experts say it's one tangible step to helping consumers make healthier choices.
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Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.

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