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Portland Company Aims To Tame Food Truck Trash

Reusuable take-out box service is the latest effort to "green" Portland's growing food truck scene. GO Box founder Laura Weiss estimates the year-old service has already prevented 10,000 disposable boxes from entering the waste stream.
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Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes

Needhams are a traditional Maine candy made with chocolate, coconut and an unlikely state staple: potatoes. Maine's official state treat is the whoopie pie, but many still look fondly on the coconutty goodie their grandmothers used to make.
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On A Quest To Roll Out The Bourbon Barrel And Fill It With Hot Sauce

Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
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Not All Chinese Restaurants Are Created Equal

Host Scott Simon talks to accountant David Chan of Los Angeles about his expertise on Chinese restaurants. He's eaten in more than 6,000 of them.
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Farmers Waiting Out The Drought Tune Into Twitter

Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.

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