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The Historic Allure Of A Late Night Oyster

Americans have sought out midnight oysters for centuries, for their convenience, their lightness, and their mischievous reputation. Whatever the appeal, the salty late night snack flaunting flavor over bulk endures.

FDA Probe Points To Cantaloupe Packing Plant As Source Of Listeria

The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.

School Lunch Potato Fight Gets The Colbert Treatment

A few hours after the Senate reached a deal on potatoes in schools, comedian Stephen Colbert took to the airwaves to display what sounded like some long-repressed middle school angst over being separated from his beloved 'tots.'

PETA's New Campaign Gives Veggie Lifestyle An 'XXX' Factor

PETA says nudity is just one tactic it uses to draw attention to its animal-rights causes, including anti-fur campaigns and new efforts to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not necessarily more effective than other types of shocking ads it's created.
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Stores Empty At Prince William Food Pantry

A food pantry in Prince William county will have to temporarily shutter its doors until it can muster enough donations of food and money to continue to serve the community.


Curbing Cooking Smoke That Kills More People Than Malaria

Limited research on the health effects of indoor cookstoves and lack of affordable stoves and fuel has contributed to the problem of people getting sick and dying from indoor exposure to cooking smoke, say NIH Director Francis Collins and others.
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Seeking Healthier Meat For D.C. Diners

D.C.'s food decision-makers met Monday in the first-ever "State of the Plate D.C." meeting, to learn more about how natural methods of meat production could yield serious health benefits for consumers.