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Honey, The Americans Shrank The Apple Trees

American apple trees used to be big. So what made them shrink? Farmers decided to use dwarfing rootstocks.
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Vet Of 'The Apprentice' Heads Taste Of D.C.

Taste of D.C. is run with a very entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to the event producer — native Washingtonian Steuart Martens, a veteran of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

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The Tradition Of Bakeries In Our Region

Does Washington have a bakery tradition? We'll explore the range of vegan cupcakes, artisan breads, French pastries, as well as Vietnamese, Salvadoran and Ethiopian treats to be found around our region.

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Does Your Gas Tank Hold Enough Food To Feed 22 People?

Researchers recently calculated the theoretical food value of the ethanol in a gas tank. At the heart of the calculation is this: Should we burn so much food as fuel? And how will it impact food prices and the world's poor?
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Botulism Outbreak Tied To Contaminated Prison Hooch

An old baked potato added to a batch of homemade booze at a Utah prison apparently led to the second-largest botulism outbreak in the U.S. since 2006. Eight inmates were sickened, and a year after treatment most still report lingering symptoms.
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Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash

Rumors of a looming pork shortage have been greatly exaggerated. A British group caught the world's attention when it issued a news release predicting a bacon shortage. U.S.-based agriculture economists say while there won't be any bacon lines, get ready for higher pork prices.
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In Haiti, Aid Groups Squabble Over Rival Peanut Butter Factories

Two organizations with a mission to feed the malnourished set up competing factories in Haiti. The problem is, just one factory could probably satisfy the country's demand for the life-saving peanut product.

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