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Stand Back When Snapping Turtles Crop Up In The Garden

Snapping turtles look to suburban New England gardens to lay eggs as their habitats are increasingly threatened. So the next time you're checking the progress of the peas and lettuce this spring, beware.
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A Meat Mea Culpa: What Went Wrong With 'Pink Slime'

Meat processors blame social media and their own lack of transparency for the "pink slime" storm. . But will consumers ever trust the industry when it comes to understanding how the food processing system works?
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Estonia's Fake Chocolate: Born Of Necessity, Reborn In Nostalgia

In tough economic times, people almost never cut out comfort foods like chocolate. But sometimes, when you just can't get the foods you love, deprivation can lead to a new food invention, like Estonia's faux chocolate bar, the Kama bar.
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Many Americans Say Doing Taxes Is Easier Than Eating Right

More than 70 percent of respondents say they've made efforts to cut back on fats, added sugars and salt, they're trying to eat more whole grains, and they're trying to cut calories by drinking water, and low -or zero- calorie beverages.
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Sodexo Has A Beef With Food Certification Programs

Advocacy groups disagree about how to produce food sustainably and how to market it to consumers. Look no further than the more than 365 food certification programs out there, says one food company director.
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Judge Sours On POM Wonderful's Erectile Dysfunction & Heart Disease Claims

A federal judge says POM Wonderful violated the law by making claims that led people to believe the juice could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of certain diseases. But the company is claiming victory because it will not have to clear its future marketing plans with the FDA.
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Coffeehouse Culture: Free Wi-Fi Or Wi-Fi Free?

What's the purpose of a coffeehouse? Chatting with neighbors or making new friends? Taking a break, sipping a good brew, maybe surfing the Internet? Find out why some local coffee houses are ending or limiting wireless access.

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