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Hot Or Not? Potato Board Tries To Un-Dud The Spud

Potato consumption has been slipping due to renewed concerns among some Americans about eating too many carbohydrates. Now the U.S. Potato Board hopes it can recast the potato as a glamorous, nutritious vegetable.
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Farmers Battle Worst U.S. Drought In 50 Years

Scenes from two farms in Poolesville, Md., where the worst drought this country has seen in 50 years is likely to have a devastating effect on farmers' bottom lines this year.

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FDA Bans Chemical BPA From Sippy Cups And Baby Bottles

Years after chemical companies stop using BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announces a ban. But consumer groups say FDA should do more and ban BPA from all food containers.
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'Blind Cook' Serves Up Tough Competition On 'MasterChef'

How do you bake that perfect, mouthwatering pie when you can't even see how the crust and glaze are coming along? Vietnamese-American grad student Christine Ha has found a way. She is the first legally blind contestant on the reality TV show MasterChef. She's even impressing Gordon Ramsay, the notoriously brutal chef and judge. Christine Ha tells host Michel Martin how she does it all.
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Cooking On The Sunny Side: How Solar Chefs Put Food On The Table

Solar cooks can use the sun's rays to make meals from rice and beans to spare ribs and even cake — no electricity or gas required. With the right equipment, all you need is a sunny day and some patience.
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Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream

Take a hot dog from New York's Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.

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