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Cause Of Foul Pine Nut Taste Befuddles Scientists

Scientists trying to decipher the source of pine nut mouth, a vile taste some people get after eating the nutritious nuts, say they've been stumped in trying to detect a chemical signature for the problem.
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Chances Are 'Pink Slime' Is In Grocery Store Beef, Too

An estimated 70 percent of the ground beef supply contains these lean bits of meat derived from muscle and connective tissue. The industry calls the trimmings Lean Finely Textured Beef.
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Cameras Follow World's Greatest Sushi Chef

Jiro Ono, 85, owns a small sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. The 10 seats at the sushi bar require reservations months in advance. In the new movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, director David Gelb explores the chef's relationships with his sons and the art of sushi-making. Gelb talks to Renee Montagne about Ono's story.
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USDA To Give Schools More Ground Beef Choices After Outcry Over 'Pink Slime'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it believes beef trimmings known officially as "Lean Finely Textured Beef" are safe to eat. Nonetheless, it announced that due to "customer demand" it will give schools the chance to opt out of it in the next school year.
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In France, Politicians Make Halal Meat A Campaign Issue

France may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but politicians seem more interested in talking about halal meat and religious dietary rules. It all began when National Front Party presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that non-Muslims in Paris were unwittingly eating halal meat.

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