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From Grille To Grill: When Roadkill Is Good Enough For Dinner

Hunters and scavengers with a taste for game are turning road and train accidents with deer, moose and other animals into a free meal. A food bank in Alaska distributes moose meat collected by train tracks to the needy.
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Cost Of Thanksgiving Dinner On The Rise

A new survey confirms what most already knew -- the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table has ticked up nearly 10 percent compared to last year.

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Mississippi Leads U.S. In Reliance On Food Stamps

The state of Mississippi has the highest percentage of its population — 24 percent — on food stamps of any state in the country. The director of the SNAP program in Mississippi explains why.
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Organic Isn't Always Safer When It Comes To Botulism

An outbreak of botulism linked to organic Italian olives makes it clear that even food that sounds pristine can harbor deadly pathogens. Organic foods may be more vulnerable to some pathogens because of the way they are grown. Food processors fight botulism with heat, salt, and acid.
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The Red Solo Cup: Every Party's Most Popular Guest

It's not just any party cup; it's the king of the keggers. Born in the '70s, the ubiquitous red Solo cup is the official drinking vessel at barbecues, fairs and college parties across America. It's changed over the years, but it'll never be too old for beer pong.
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Delaware Braces For Punkin Chunkin Championship

Prepared to be floored by a gourd: competitors will let the pumpkins fly in the 2011 Punkin Chunkin Championships in Deleware this weekend.

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Do People Pick Super-Sized Portions To Boost Their Social Status?

People opt for bigger food portions when they're feeling powerless, according to new research. And when they're told that tiny portions are prestigious, they go small. That may be one reason why super-sized portions are so alluring, and why waistlines are bulging.

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