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Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

There's a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn't even make economic sense. But some pork producers don't believe it.
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Sandwich Monday: Pumpkin Spice Eggo Waffles

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try two pumpkin spice flavors. We sample the new Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffle, and cleanse our palates with the classic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer

As a way to bring new people to the chuch, a few mainline churches are experimenting with informal services centered around craft beer. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an attempt to do church differently.
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5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

What do ancient Sumerians, Paulaner monks, Arthur Guinness and a whole bunch of party-hardy millennials have in common? Pairing beer with God.
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Mash Donalds? Iranians Copy American Fast-Food Brands

If you wander through the streets of Tehran, you might find that faux McDonald's, or maybe a Pizza Hat. The rise of the "fake franchise" caught the attention of Iranian-American Holly Dagres, a Middle East analyst and commentator, who says some of these eateries "look like the real deal."
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Kraft Dims Artificial Orange Glow Of Its Mac And Cheese

Kraft will produce mac and cheese without artificial dyes, the food-processing giant says. But the change affects only a line marketed specifically for children. Aficionados will still be able to purchase the luridly orange "original" version. A petition had asked Kraft to remove dyes from all mac and cheese products.
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A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

Spices get dirty because of the way they're grown, stored and harvested, according to the head spice buyer for McCormick & Company. Because there are so many small farmers and shippers worldwide, that end of the supply chain is hard to control. So spices need to be sterilized before they hit supermarket shelves.
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Running On Faith To Lose Weight

With the holidays coming up, is your mind on the menu yet? Well, Rabbi Eli Glaser says that eating well is more than just a health concern for Jews, it's a matter of faith. He talks to host Michel Martin about his non-profit group, Soveya which helps Jewish people tackle issues of obesity and weight loss.
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Are Farm Veterinarians Pushing Too Many Antibiotics?

When it comes to antibiotics on the farm, it's not always a win-win. And when there's a fight, veterinarians are right in the middle of it, pushed back and forth by conflicting loyalties.
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Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

Starbucks recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops. But others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.

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