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Tomato Wars Ahead? U.S. Dubous On Extending Mexico Trade Deal

Talk of a Tomato War is simmering, after the U.S. Commerce Department recommended ending an agreement on how fresh tomatoes grown in Mexico are sold in the United States. The issue could create an expanding trade conflict; Mexican officials have promised to retaliate.
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Grieving Pet Owners Want Imported Dog Treats Pulled From Shelves

Angry pet owners who believe contaminated Waggin' Train chicken jerky strips killed their pets are targeting the stores that sell them. Meanwhile, the FDA says it doesn't have enough evidence to issue a recall.
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Some Grumble About Change As School Lunches Get Leaner And Greener

Federal guidelines introduced in The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 have started to go into effect this school year. That means lunches feature more fruits and vegetables, and fewer processed foods. It's a big change for students who are used to tater tots and pizza.
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Cheese-Smuggling Ring Is Brought Down In Canada

A "large scale Canada-U.S. cheese smuggling operation" has been brought down, after an international investigation tracked criminals who were skirting import duties and Canada's higher cheese prices. The smugglers reportedly transported more than $200,000 worth of cheese.
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Despite Record Drought, Farmers Expect Banner Year

After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
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Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

In many cultures, milk and tea are natural pairs, while in others, not so much. But if you're drinking tea for health, you might want to hold the milk, because there is some evidence it diminishes the benefits.
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The Story Of The Ethiopian Diaspora, In Cake

 

The Ethiopian community in Northern Virginia is changing as they adapt many of the old traditions — including a taste for sumptuous Italian desserts — to their new home.

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