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McDonald's Teams Up With Humane Society To Phase Out Pig Crates

The animal rights organization, a longtime critic of factory farming practices, has collaborated with McDonald's to require pork suppliers to figure out how to phase out crates that confine pregnant sows.
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For The Mazatec, Chocolate Not Just About Candy

The gooey goodness can be traced back hundreds of years to Mexico, where chocolate has been cherished by the indigenous Mazatec people. On Valentine's Day, host Michel Martin explores the history and spiritual significance of chocolate with mother and daughter duo, Natividad Estrada and Diana Xochitl Munn.
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From MIT To A Bakery: The Story Of The Sweet Lobby

Winnette McIntosh Ambrose and her brother Timothy recently won an episode of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars. They left chemical engineering to concoct treats at The Sweet Lobby boutique bakery in Washington, D.C.
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DIY Willy Wonka Turns Home Into Chocolate Factory

When Ben Rasmussen started making chocolate as a hobby, he had trouble finding equipment, so he cobbled together his own. Now Potomac Chocolate is a business run out of his utility room, where he makes award-winning, single-origin chocolate bars.
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Urban Farming: Don't Count Your Eggs Before They've Hatched

When an urban farmer loses some baby chicks she was going to raise in her backyard, she's reminded that nowadays the consumer rarely has to bear the risks or costs of raising food.
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Consumers Have Little Guidance On Energy Drinks

Ever since Red Bull came on to the market in 1997, there's been an explosion in caffeinated energy drinks. Some are marketed as food and others as dietary supplements. But there's little guidance for the consumer on how much caffeine is in them. And beyond the word energy on the label, it's hard to tell exactly what an energy drink is.

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