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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.
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Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he's arrested again.
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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.
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Prison Dairy Gives Inmates Job Skills — And A Sense Of Purpose

California's high-security Corcoran prison is home to a dairy that provides milk to almost every prison in the state system. For inmates who staff it, it's more than a job: It's a refuge and a future.
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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.
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GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.
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Why Farmers Aren't Cheering This Year's Monster Harvest

Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.
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Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Gains Broad Acceptance

Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.
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Domino's Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

Advancements in online and mobile orders have become key ingredients for the company's recent success. Domino's innovations include an online pizza tracker and a voice-ordering app.
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Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.

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