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Nutrition In 'The First 1,000 Days' Of Life Can Shape A Child's Future

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow chronicles the obstacles that women around the globe face in raising healthy babies.
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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.
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Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious, and growing them is good for the planet. Maine's budding seaweed business is boosting an endangered coastal economy.
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Kill The Culture Of Cool Kale, Food Critic Says

Mimi Sheraton first praised kale in the 1970s as restaurant critic for The New York Times. Her article might have helped make kale cool today. Now Sheraton says she hates the vegetable.
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A Beer, A Plan, A Pipeline: Belgian Brewer Will Funnel Beer 2 Miles Away

When he launched his plan last spring, brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste said it was "no longer sustainable" to rely on trucks to cope with its growing production levels.
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For A Cordial Supreme Court, Keep The Food And Wine Coming

When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.

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The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In 3 Acts

Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade houses," and flavor is improving.
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Solved: The Mystery Of The Bearded Chickens

Hip humans aren't the only ones growing outrageous facial hair. Some chickens do, too. And now, geneticists in China have discovered the cause.
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China's Dog Meat Festival Will Go On Despite Growing Protests

Thousands of dogs are slaughtered and served. It's unclear where they come from. Pressure is mounting, from abroad and from within China, to stop the event.
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New Jerseyans Chew Over What To Call Their Favorite Pork Product

In North Jersey, it's called Taylor Ham, and in South Jersey, it's pork roll. The governor and Legislature are taking sides. Even President Obama brought it up during a visit to the Garden State.

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