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McDonald's Food Has A Healthy Glow, At Least In China

A new ad by McDonald's China reinforces the brand's image in the country as healthful and wholesome. And it will work, a market analyst says, because the Chinese trust that American food brands are safer than their own.
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Will McDonald's Health Focus In China Work?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Shaun Rein, who researches the Chinese consumer market, about McDonald's new ad campaign in China, touting the safety and quality of McDonald's food.
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Where Did All The Watermelon Seeds Go?

Seedless watermelons are easier to eat than traditional ones, but are we sacrificing flavor? Plant breeders say watermelons have been bred to enhance flavor and convenience, and argue that seedless ones are usually sweeter.
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Eating In The Embassy: Sampling The Cuisine Of Chile

In the first installment of our new series about embassy chefs and foreign foods, we visit the Chilean Embassy with Eater D.C.'s Amy McKeever.

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USDA Predicts Food Prices To Rise In Drought's Wake

The USDA released its latest forecast on retail food prices on Wednesday. The drought is expected to affect prices for corn, and beef and poultry prices are expected to rise as much as 4.5 percent this year, but it's too soon to know exactly how much it will affect consumer's wallets.
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Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought

The crops taking the worst hit from the current drought are the ones we feed to animals, like corn. Higher corn prices mean it can cost more to feed pigs and cattle than they will fetch at market, meaning higher meat prices for all.

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