A tax proposal on the table in Massachusetts could discourage sugar consumption a bit by making sugary foods more expensive. But outside Massachusetts, surveys show that a majority of taxpayers oppose the idea of a "sin tax" on soda and candy.
The NFL has made reducing food waste one of its environmental priorities for the Super Bowl. This year, a food rescue group in Indianapolis has recovered more than 20,000 pounds of Super Bowl leftovers for needy groups in town.
Some of the nation's finest chefs spent a recent weekend at the Culinary Institute of America in New York competing in a cooking challenge. The winner goes on to represent the United States at the Bocuse d'Or in France next year. No American has ever come close to winning that contest.
The first big fields of stevia ever grown in the U.S. will spout this summer in California's Central Valley. One company is trying to turn this semiwild, zero-calorie plant into an industrial crop at Silicon Valley speed.
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