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The Bacon Sundae: Brilliant Or Tragic?

Burger King's new dessert is available at a limited number of locations. It is just the latest example of a fast food chain following a trend that high-end eateries embraced years ago.
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Kids Will Have To Cut Serious Calories To Halt Obesity Trend

Children and teens are going to have to cut calories or get a lot more exercise to stop the obesity trend, new research says.
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Fishermen Net Gold In Silvery Eels Sold To Asia

A worldwide shortage has made the U.S. the primary source for the baby eels known as elvers. Last year, fishermen saw prices climb to nearly $1,000 a pound, and this year they doubled.
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FDA Launches Voluntary Plan to Reduce Use of Antibiotics In Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with the livestock industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. But activists say a voluntary approach won't go nearly far enough to protect human health.
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Sometimes, Food Additives Are Pretty Innocuous

The uproar over what critics call "pink slime" in some ground beef refocused attention on what's in the food we eat. Most packaged foods contain at least one item you wouldn't recognize. But many food experts caution that just because you don't know an ingredient doesn't mean you shouldn't eat it.

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