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Kosher: The Hottest Word On Food Labels

Since 2007, a quarter of all new food products carry a "kosher" label? And "gluten-free" claims continue to grow, according to new food marketing data. That's because customers think those claims mean the food is somehow healthier.
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Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

The massive farm bill cleared the Senate on Thursday, setting up negotiations with the House over changes in a number of programs, including crop insurance and food stamps.
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California Dairy Farmers Split Over Milk Payments In Farm Bill

California is the top dairy-producing state in the nation. And its dairy farmers are split over the impact of the latest farm bill's impact on the government's antiquated milk price support system.
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New Restaurateur Doubles As Capitol Hill Aide

Laura Schiller balances her role as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with her new role as co-owner of Unum, a restaurant in Georgetown.
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Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.
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Pizza Coalition Protests Menu Labeling Proposal

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel explain why a group called the American Pizza Community is meeting with lawmakers Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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Survey Says Apple Pie Rules, But There's Lots Of Room For Variety

Our audience, like the rest of America, loves apple pie — we're traditionalists. But in growing numbers, Americans are branching out to chocolate; key lime and cherry.

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