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How A Biofuel Dream Called Jatropha Came Crashing Down

People thought the hardy Jatropha tree was the answer to the food v. fuel debate, until it wasn't. Financial hard times and a misunderstanding revealed this biofuel to be like all the rest — in need of good food and water.
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Honest Tea Co-Founder Speaks On NYC Drink Ban

Bethesda-based beverage company Honest Tea is taking issue with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban sugary beverages larger than 16 oz, noting that the change in one major market can have major repercussions.

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White House Dinner Rewards Kids Who Eat (And Cook) Their Veggies

Kale and quinoa, anyone? Some kids and parents who created recipes for a healthy eating contest were honored at the first Kids State Dinner today hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and her Let's Move campaign partners.
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How Much Does A Hamburger Cost? That Depends

There are many informational graphics demonstrating the environmental impact of beef consumption. But a lot of the numbers just don't match up. As it turns out, calculating what goes into (and comes out of) a cow is not an exact science.
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Shop Owners Hope Yogurt Smooths A Path Out Of Greek Recession

Some Greeks are realizing a food staple they've taken for granted might actually be a gold mine. At least 70 shops advertising Greek frozen yogurt have opened in Athens this year to attract tourists smitten with the now-trendy Greek style of yogurt.
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The Tastes Of Summer: Seasonal Recipes

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with food writer Sophie Grigson about ideal summer recipes.

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