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How A Sunflower Gene Crossed The Line From Weed To Crop

All of our food crops are descended from plants that once grew wild. But the line that separates a despised weed from a valuable crop is sometimes a very fuzzy one.
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Virginia Wineries Create Passport For Civil War Sesquicentennial

With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorated this year in Virginia, area wineries are participating in a ceremony  to showcase the best the commonwealth has on offer.

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Children Face Dangers On Farms, But Not From Farmwork

Injuries to children on farms cost the nation $1.4 billion a year, according to a new study. But most of the injuries and deaths happen to children and teens who aren't working on the farm.
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To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal, Add Spice

Researchers have found that a meal loaded with spices like turmeric and cinnamon helps cut fat levels in the blood — even when the meal is rich in oily sauces and high in fat.
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Why Monsanto Thought Weeds Would Never Defeat Roundup

In 1993, Monsanto told government officials it didn't think its genetically engineered seeds would ever lead to resistant weeds. Now, it's clear the company was very wrong.
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Is It Safe To Eat 'Pink Slime'?

Thousands of people are adding their name to petitions urging the government stop buying beef trimmings. But food safety officials say the trimmings are still safe to eat.

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