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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Kids' meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald's. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids' meals.

Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
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New and Old Research on Vitamin Supplements

A growing body of research shows that for most people with a normal diet, taking vitamins may do nothing at all -- and overdoing it can even be harmful. We explore the risks and benefits of taking your vitamins.


Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

A new study finds that men who routinely skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease compared to men who ate breakfast.

Texas Pit Masters Bask In Moment Of Barbecue Glory

When Dallas barbecue restaurant Pecan Lodge opened three years, there was no line of customers waiting to taste the brisket. But that all changed when Texas Monthly barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn rated the Pecan Lodge barbecue among the very best in the state.

Taste Of Summer Finalist: Strawberry Trifle

Susan Jones has no shame in admitting that she's not the world's best cook. At her local historical society fundraisers, her treats would always be the ones left over. Then one windy day, everything changed.

Sandwich Monday: Gravy Bread

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a classic Chicago food called Gravy Bread. As hip Chicago insiders, we learned about it yesterday.

How An Ethiopian Bean Became The Cinderella Of Coffee

Some of the worst-paid farmers in Ethiopia were able to get their bean to the specialty coffee ball and sell to top U.S. roasters like Stumptown. But it only happened after the growers got organized and attracted the attention of coffee prospectors from the U.S.

From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.

The Ramadan Challenge: Shop And Cook While Hungry And Thirsty

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began last week and continues until Aug. 7. It means 30 days of avoiding food and drink all day. But in many families, someone still has to prepare a hearty dinner while fasting.