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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.
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The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.
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Entrepreneur Brings American Treats To The Middle East And Back Again

Opening a classic American-style bakery in the heart of the Middle East might not seem like the easiest idea, but that didn't stop entrepreneur Fadi Jaber.
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Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.
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Hankering For A Hot Dog? Try The 66-Pound Hot Dog Sundae

After making a 100-pound burger, Epic Meal Time, a Canadian YouTube show, moved on to encased meats. It created the hefty sundae to honor the Inland Empire 66ers, a minor league baseball team.
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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.
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Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.
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Locusts Eat The Crops Of Madagascar — And Each Other, Too

We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them, and eating them is a bad idea.
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New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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