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China's Horses May End Up In Russia's Kabobs

The horse meat scandal might be playing out in Europe, but China is the biggest producer in the global market for horseflesh, a new infographic reveals.
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Budweiser May Seem Watery, But It Tests At Full Strength, Lab Says

Class-action lawsuits accuse Anheuser-Busch of watering down Budweiser and other beers and then misleading consumers about their alcohol content. The company denies the claims; in tests commissioned by NPR, samples of Budweiser were found to be in line with their advertised alcohol content.
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Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?

Most parents think that their kids eat healthfully, but they may not know much their kids' eating habits, especially as they get older. Many kids don't talk to their parents about what they eat and sneak unhealthy snacks after school.
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Germans Are Drinking Less Beer These Days, But Why?

Despite Germany's long association with beer, it looks like its citizens are imbibing less of their celebrated beverage now than they did a generation ago. Some cite the economy as a factor; others, the rise of health consciousness.
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Cheesecake Factory, IBM Team Up To Crack The Code Of Customer Bliss

The restaurant chain hopes a new system for analyzing big data sets will help it spot patterns of complaints across its more than 170 outlets in a matter of hours, not weeks. The goal: to spot problems small and big (soggy pickles? foodborne illness?) before they balloon.
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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

We'd all like to live the Norman Rockwell scenario, but for some families, the hectic pace of modern life means dinners are often more likely to channel The Simpsons. Studies suggest that regular family meals contribute to healthy eating habits. So what to make of this tradition in transition?

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