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Small Farmers Aren't Cashing In With Wal-Mart

The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
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Montgomery County Residents Begin SNAP Challenge

A group of Maryland officials and nonprofit leaders in Montgomery County will be living on very limited budget this week.

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SodaStream Criticized For West Bank Plant

SodaStream is the first Israeli company to advertise in the Super Bowl. The company has dodged controversy in efforts to break open the soft drink market. Its plant in the West Bank has made it a target for an international boycott movement.
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Winging It: Picking Apart A Super Bowl Staple

This weekend, Super Bowl spreads across the country will almost surely feature chicken wings. Should they be they slathered in buffalo sauce or fried to a crisp? Or both? Dan Pashman, the host of the podcast, The Sporkful, tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin that there are still some misconceptions about wings.
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After Sandy, Pilgrimages To 'Church Of N.Y. Pizza' On Hold

It's been more than three months since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, and many family-owned businesses in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to get back on their feet. One of those businesses is Totonno's, where generations of pizza lovers have gone for a slice of American culture.
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How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank

A small-town library in Colorado is lending more than just books. Patrons can now check out seeds and farm them. After the crops are harvested, the patrons return the seeds from the best fruits and vegetables so the library can lend them out to others.

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