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Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa

A new generation of meadmakers are producing a drier, more drinkable product than old-style meads. Companies like Maine Mead Works are also tapping mead's potential to make creative use of local ingredients, like berries and lavender.
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Oktoberfest And Seasonal Beer

As the cool weather settles in and the leaves start to turn, it's time to grab a sweater and a beer stein and head out to Oktoberfest. Kojo explores the autumn beers on tap in our area.

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Peanut Butter Recall Widens To Other Nut Butters After Salmonella Outbreak

Twenty-nine people in about 18 states have reported becoming sick from a rare strain of Salmonella associated with the peanut butter so far. Peanut butter supplier Sunland, Inc.'s expanded recall is a reminder that our food system depends on just a handful of companies.
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Lawsuit Claims Pork Producers Council Scammed $60 Million From Farmers

The Humane Society is accusing the Pork Producers Council of financing its lobbying efforts through a questionable sale of the slogan,"The Other White Meat." The lawsuit shines a spotlight on the odd and controversial world of agriculture "checkoff" programs.
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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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Red Food, Blue Food: Edible Polls Give Obama The Edge, For Now

Stores and restaurants are rushing to capitalize on the political season, pitting Democrats against Republicans with red- and blue-themed offerings. But some purveyors admit people might be picking their favorites based on taste, not politics.

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