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Food Drive For Maryland's Hungry Enters 26th Year

Those looking to help the less fortunate in Maryland should have an easier time of it this week, as the 26th annual Harvest for the Hungry food drive makes it as easy as picking up a bag of groceries.

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High Levels Of Arsenic Found In Rice

Researchers at Dartmouth College recently found high levels of arsenic in rice. Particularly high amounts were found in brown rice syrup — a sugar substitute used in foods aimed at young children.
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D.C. Committee Approves Food Truck Tax

The growing food truck scene in the District has filled the stomach of many hungry residents. A bill that made it through committeewould slap the small businesses with a 10 percent sales tax that they would likely have to pass along to customers.

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Seattle's First Urban Food Forest Will Be Open To Foragers

A community group in Seattle is transforming a 7-acre plot of land into a forest of fruit trees where neighbors will be encouraged to forage and meet each other.

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States Crack Down On Animal Welfare Activists And Their Undercover Videos

Iowa is poised to join several other states that have passed or are considering what activists call "ag gag" laws. Such legislation criminalizes undercover photography or video inside animal farms.
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Hey Locavores, Are You Creating Jobs?

Obama appointees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say grants and loans supported by its Know Your Farmer initiative are a win-win that create new jobs and more locally produced food. Critics say the program serves the foodie elite and urban locavores at the expense of conventional farmers in rural America.

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