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Vilsack: Not Done With Potatoes And School Lunch

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says changes to the school nutrition rule are underway, including more clarity on the recommendation to reduce kids' potato and starchy vegetable consumption. He also says rural America needs a 'thank you.'
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Adams Morgan's Mercadito Latino Closing

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It looks like Adams Morgan residents will have to say goodbye to Mercadito Latino, the open-air Latino market that operates out of Unity Park on weekends. Vendors there are protesting the move by the city to shut down the market. 

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Spreading Good Nutrition With Specialty Produce

Woody Woodroof in the fields at Red Wiggler farm.

A Montgomery County farmer wants to increase the health and nutrition of people with developmental disabilities, and now he has a new strategy. 

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Scent Of Rotten Fruit Signals Sex, At Least For Fruit Flies

The chemicals in rotting fruit excites male fruit flies, even before they catch a whiff of their future mates. After they mate on the fruit and leave the eggs behind, their larvae can hatch into a nutrient-rich world.
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The Pawpaw: Foraging For America's Forgotten Fruit

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The pawpaw is a tropical-type fruit native to North America with a long and almost forgotten history. Thomas Jefferson once prized it, and now scientists are looking at whether the pawpaw can claim some health benefits, along with cachet. NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen goes on the hunt for this tasty treat.

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Pricier PB&J's In The Forecast, Thanks To Peanut Shortage

High cotton prices and bad droughts have conspired to create conditions that have caused a national peanut shortage. Consumers like Jennifer Rice will have to pay more to put peanut butter sandwiches in the lunchbox.
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Growing Listeria Outbreak In Cantaloupe Prompts Focus On Prevention

Listeria's long incubation period in the gut or even in the fridge means the threat is potentially sticking around longer than in other food-related outbreaks. So its more important than ever to be vigilant about what's in the fridge and how you fix it.
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'Diversity Bake Sale' Stirs Up Controversy

The Berkeley College Republicans based prices of their baked goods on customers' race and gender. The Tuesday event was protesting proposed legislation that would allow race, gender and ethnicity to be considered in the admissions process across California public universities. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis and UC Berkeley student body President Vishalli Loomba.

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