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Local Restaurants Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer

breast cancer awareness fundraiser

Local food bloggers and restaurants are teaming up for campaign to raise breast cancer awareness in the month of October.

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How That Food You Throw Out Is Linked To Global Warming

The greenhouse gas emissions from the 55 million tons of food the U.S. food wastes every year add up to to 135 million tons a year. Some foods, like beef, have a much bigger impact on the climate than others.
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Cantaloupe Recall Due To Listeria Expands To Pre-Cut Fruit Salads

The CDC says that the Jensen Farms-related cantaloupe outbreak has extended to 20 states so far, starting on or after July 31. State and local health departments all over the country are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.
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'Gardener' Gives 'Heirloom Life' To Forgotten Flora

The Yokohama squash was first introduced to North America around 1860, but it disappeared from catalogs in the 1880s — until now. Jere Gettle offers advice on how to save and grow heirloom vegetables in The Heirloom Life Gardener.
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Still Waiting For That Healthy Oats And Barley Revival

Even though the FDA started allowing makers of foods containing barley and oats to advertise how good they are for the heart a few years back, demand for the crops is still relatively low. We seem to like our meat and potatoes better.
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Potato Lobby Turns Up The Heat In School Lunch Battle

USDA's proposed limits on starchy vegetables like the potato in school lunch have spurred the potato lobby, school food service directors, and members of Congress into action. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is stressing the spud's potassium and dietary fiber.
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Currying Danger: Restaurant's Spice Contest Puts Two In Hospital

A Scottish restaurant's competition to see who could eat the spiciest curry — and raise money for charity in the process — has ended in painful trips to the emergency room for at least two participants.

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