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'Foodistan' Takes India-Pakistan Rivalry To The Kitchen

The cooking show, which will have its semi-finals next week, pits Indian chefs against Pakistani chefs. It exploits the long rivalry between the two countries — something that has rarely been a joking matter.
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North Dakota Food Writer Shows Why It's OK To Like The Olive Garden

Marilyn Hagerty's review of the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D., sparked snarky comments from big-city food bloggers. But she's got the last laugh. The 85-year-old grandmother is off to New York City to report on dining options there.
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The Big Gulp: Dolphins Don't Have Time To Savor Their Food

Dolphins can't taste sweet, savory, and bitter tastes. In fact, they might not be able to taste their fish at all, according to a new study. That might be because they swallow fish whole.
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Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky

People who consumed about one serving of red meat (beef, pork or lamb) per day had a 13 percent increased risk of death, compared with those who were eating very little meat, a study found.
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New Study Underscores Unhealthiness Of Red Meat

A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that red meat is bad for your health. A study of more than 100-thousand health professionals found that regular consumption of red meat, particularly processed red meat, was associated with increased mortality risk. One daily serving of unprocessed red meat was associated with a 13-percent increased risk of mortality, and one daily serving of processed red meat was associated with a 20-percent increased risk.
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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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