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Does A Chocolate Habit Help Keep You Lean?

New research suggests that frequent chocolate consumption may favorably influence metabolism. It adds to the growing evidence that our bodies may not treat all calories the same way.
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'Pink Slime' Maker Halts Production, But Ground Beef Will Still Contain Trimmings

Beef Products Inc., says it was forced to close three out of its four plants, to protect itself and its employees. But it stands behind the safety of its product, calling the "pink slime" brouhaha a series of "unfounded and misguided attacks."
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Cooking School Spreads Immigrants' Skills And Ethnic Recipes

Culture Kitchen, a San Francisco company, hires first-generation immigrants as cooking instructors. It tries to find talented cooks who wouldn't normally be teaching because of a language barrier or lack of formal training.
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Europe's Mixed Record On Animal Antibiotics

Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with a 1977 plan to outlaw the use of certain antibiotics as growth promotion drugs for livestock. American farmers are unsure about how this could impact their industry, but there's a real-world example that provides some answers: Europe, and specifically Denmark.

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