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Pig Genome Project May Pave The Way For Better Bacon

Scientists have sequenced all of the DNA in the cells of a female pig. While this information will likely be used to create happier pigs that get sick less often, it could be used to create tastier pork products.
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Twinkies' Hostess Brand May Die, But The Iconic Snack Cakes Never Will

In the interest of science, we offer some ideas for people who are hoarding Twinkies now that Hostess has announced it is going out of business. And none of them involve eating.
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Virginia Students Try Something New During Farm-To-School Week

Students from around Virginia celebrated Farm-to-School week, and ended up pleasantly surprised by what theyfound on their plates.

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Oh Goodies: Wal-Mart Goes Mail-Order Gourmet

Jumping on the bandwagon of monthly goody bag services, the retail giant has launched a monthly food subscription program that aims to cater to the gastronomically adventurous.
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A Dash Of Latin Flavor On The Thanksgiving Table

Chef Jose Garces' parents are immigrants, and while they embraced some traditional American Thanksgiving dishes, they also served Ecuadorean food, like humitas and quinoa soup.
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Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts

Researchers found that while consumers are sensitive to price, and more likely to buy fruit when the price drops, many other factors prevent people from buying fruits and vegetables.

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