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How Johnnie Walker Is Chasing The World's Middle Class

The Scotch whisky is the ninth best-selling brand of distilled spirit in the world. Journalist Afshin Molavi says it has grown globally by appealing to the expanding middle classes in places like Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and India.
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Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar's 'Land Grab'

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.
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America's Test Kitchen Thanksgiving Special

This time on America's Test Kitchen, we talk to the experts to investigate the true beginning of Thanksgiving and answer the top 10 Thanksgiving day questions, from stuffing to brining to perfect piecrust.
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Why Turkey Prices Fall At Thanksgiving

Many Americans will be heading to the grocery store this week looking for the same thing: a turkey. Economics 101 says that when demand goes up, price goes up with it, but turkey prices don't seem to follow that rule. Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Catherine Rampell about this economic mystery.
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Time To Mix Up The Manischewitz Turkey Brine For Thanksgivukkah

Jewish foodies say the flavors of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are a culinary match made in heaven. And this Thanksgivukkah feast is especially sweet because it may not happen again for 80,000 years.
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Ancient Wine Bar? Giant Jugs Of Vino Unearthed In 3,700-Year-Old Cellar

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest wine cellar known, and the personal stash was massive: It once stored more than 500 gallons of vino. But these Bronze Age winemakers weren't just fermenting plain-old wine. They also got creative, infusing it with herbs and spices.
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Why Slather This Spinach Field In Poop? It's All For Science

Food safety researchers in California are trying to find out how long E. coli in raw manure spread on a field might survive on a spinach farm. They're tweeting about it, too.
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This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

The days of mystery meat are far from over in the nation's school cafeterias. That's judging by an online project assembling thousands of photos of school lunches submitted by students from across the nation. But it's not all bad news: The images also show that in some cafeterias, change has already arrived.
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Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. NPR's Susan Stamberg explores how to combine the best dishes for the double holiday, which won't happen again for another 70,000 or so years. And of course, she shares the recipe for her famous Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish.
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Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

Men and women who were regularly munching on peanuts or tree nuts in their 30s and 40s were significantly more likely to reach their 70s, a study found. Researchers say they aren't sure why nuts promote longevity, but they think it has to do with how they affect metabolism and satiety.

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