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Big-City Mayors Dig In To Food Policy

Cities are getting into food policy as a means to make it easier for their residents to get healthy food. Funding is also an issue, with billions of USDA dollars flowing to food and health programs.
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Chow Under Mao: Surviving China's Cultural Revolution On Local Food

Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution may not have been China's best culinary moment in history. But Chinese journalist Sasha Gong, in a new book, revives the simple recipes of her adolescence in China that helped her and her family survive a miserable time.
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Organic Milk Is Getting Pricier, Harder To Find

Grocery stores are finding it harder to keep organic milk in stock these days. The tight supply is a result of organic dairy farmers' costs rising while the price they receive for their product remains the same. These economic conditions offer few incentives to dairymen considering entering the organic business.
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4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ

Chef Molly Baz was working at a Michelin-starred restaurant when she decided to give that up to go on a road trip through barbecue country. She and her father set out to learn everything they could about variations in classic American barbecue. They came back with a couple of favorites — and in serious need of raw vegetables.
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Bringing Home The Fries: Fast Food Comes By Delivery

Fast-food restaurants would love to break into the lucrative home delivery market. But can a delivered french fry be a crispy one? We tested Burger King's new home delivery service to find out.
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The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

Botanist Nicholas Money's book Mushroom takes readers inside the world of the fungal organisms that appear overnight on lawns, are occasionally poisonous and appear in everything from Alice in Wonderland to some lifesaving medications.

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