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Loudoun Schools Hit Obstacles To Buying Local Produce

For Loudoun County schools seeking to serve local food, buying produce from Loudoun County's own farms proves difficult. The reason? Mainly the price.

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Loudoun Schools Struggle To Buy Local Loudoun Produce

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For Loudoun County schools seeking to serve local food, buying produce from Loudoun County's own farms proves difficult. The reason? Mainly the price.

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Cooking (Or Not Cooking) Broccoli To Protect Its Nutritional Riches

Cooking broccoli too long destroys the beneficial enzyme that breaks down chemicals into cancer fighters. The best way to eat it is raw or steamed for just two to three minutes, a nutrition expert says.
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Listeria Outbreak: Why More Of Us Didn't Get Sick

It's likely that the number of people who ate cantaloupe contaminated with listeria far exceeds the number of illnesses and deaths reported so far. So why aren't more of us sick? When it comes to vulnerability to food-borne illness, factors like age, stomach acid and the common cold can all come into play.
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Deen Does 'Southern' Fare ... With A Stick Of Butter

Food Network star Paula Deen loves bacon, butter and, of course, Southern cooking. In her new cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, Deen explores the regional variations of Southern food.
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In Peru, A Hunt For Chocolate Like You've Never Tasted It

Some 500 years after Columbus first encountered cocoa beans, scientists are discovering new, wild cacao flavors in the Amazon rainforest. Turns out, we've barely begun to sample the many flavors nature has to offer.
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Caterpillar Fungus: The Viagra Of The Himalayas

It's known as the Viagra of the Himalayas, and it can cost as much as $50,000 a pound. The world's most expensive fungus is known in Tibetan as yartsa gunbu and has become a status symbol in China.

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