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Weird Winter Has Gardeners Itching To Plant, Despite The Risks

Gardeners are wondering whether this very warm winter means planting time's come early, too. Go forth and plant, our expert says. But be prepared for the heartbreak of a late frost.
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Chef Trotter Transitions From Kitchen To Classroom

Chef Charlie Trotter helped pioneer American fine dining at a time when French cuisine reigned on the food scene. After 25 years, Trotter will close his namesake restaurant — Charlie Trotter's — in Chicago, Ill., to pursue a Master's in philosophy and political theory.
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When Food Truck Horns Meet Wedding Bells

Food truck owners around the country are finding that catering events like weddings is an increasingly appealing alternative to braving downtown streets at lunchtime.
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The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians

Restaurants that cater to the affluent in India are forgoing vegetables in return for ever increasing amounts of meat. Commentator Sandip Roy describes what it's like for a lifelong vegetarian to be confronted with chicken kebabs, mutton biryani and lamb shanks.
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Maryland Students Demand Removal Of Foam Lunch Trays

Students in Montgomery County, some as young as 9, are getting politically-active, call for the Board of Education to adopt their plan for reusable lunch trays in school cafeterias.

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Judge Dismisses Organic Farmers' Case Against Monsanto

The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and several other plaintiff growers do not use Monsanto seeds, but had hoped that the federal judge would agree that Monsanto should not be allowed to sue them if pollen from the company's patented crops happened to drift into their fields.

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