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Why Protesting Postal Workers Chose A Hunger Strike

Launching a hunger strike to protest a perceived political injustice is not exactly new, but it is relatively rare in the U.S. The U.S. postal workers unions are trying to turn the heads of members of Congress with the tactic.
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Fancy Names Can Fool Wine Geeks Into Paying More For A Bottle

Wine research suggests that people who think they know about wine are excited about hard to pronounce names — so excited, in fact, that they're willing to pay more. Plus, they think it tastes better, too.
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The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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App Will Match Farmers With Meat Distributors

There's a new startup that's envisioning a way for people to eat even more meat. AgLocal is developing a smartphone app to help small farmers expand local markets for their meat by connecting them with independent distributors.
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Cooking Regional Food When You're Far From The Fava Beans

How do you cook regional food when you're 5,000 miles from home? Bring your own grano, and hope for a good farmer's market, according to one Italian chef who found himself stranded in D.C. without a few of his favorite ingredients.

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