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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.
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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.
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In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.
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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.
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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.
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The "Obese Brain:" How Childhood Diet Impacts Brain Development

Kojo talks with two neuroscientists about how kids' diets may affect brain development into adulthood.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.
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Lawmakers In Coastal Communities Still Resisting New Wave Of Food Trucks

Laws in coastal communities like Rehoboth and Ocean City continue to favor brick and mortar restaurants — something that a new wave of food truck entrepreneurs and their customers would like to see changed.

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