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Hail The Conquering Chicken! A Story Of Dinner Plate Domination

From the jungles of Southeast Asia through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the chicken's journey to the table has been quite the odyssey, spanning thousands of years. Yet it's only in the past century that chickens came to dominate the American diet.
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Maryland Set To Ban Arsenic In Chicken Feed

Maryland is set to move forward with a plan to ban arsenic-based chicken feed in the state.

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Move Over, Maple Syrup, Birch Syrup May Challenge Your Sweet Rule

Boiling maple sap down to maple syrup isn't going away anytime soon, but it's getting some new competition from the humble birch. The tapping of the birch trees is a spring tradition in Latvia, but it's starting to catch on elsewhere.
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For Your Next Meal, Are Organs On The Menu?

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema travels the country sampling the latest dishes. He gives host Michel Martin a slice of what's in and what's out in the food world, including some unusual experiments "ear to tail" cooking.
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Sacrifice Calories, Not Taste, With Skinnier Summer Cocktails

Restaurant drinks may contain as many calories as the meals, and they may not be included in the new menu labeling law. Here's our much lighter, 150-calorie cocktail alternatives.
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U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market

It's a good time to brew beer in America. According to beer expert Julia Herz, U.S. brewing isn't just on the upswing, it's on top. "We're now the No. 1 destination for beer, based on diversity and amount of beers," she says. And the industry's fastest growth is in craft breweries.

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