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75 Percent of Americans Say They Eat Healthy — Despite Evidence To The Contrary

A third of U.S. adults are obese, and 80 percent don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet our poll with Truven Health Analytics suggests that as a nation, we eat with blinders on.
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QUIZ: What Were Restaurants Like 100 Years Ago?

Restaurants are such staples of culinary culture that we tend to take their modern-day traits for granted. But they went through a lot of changes to become the delicious destinations we know today.
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McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.
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Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving An Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family-owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
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Monsanto Sold Soybean Farmers A Weed-Beating Tool They Couldn't Legally Use

There's tension brewing among U.S. soybean farmers after Monsanto started selling a new herbicide-resistant seed — without EPA approval.
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This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."
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Crime In The Fields: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops and provoked conflict among neighbors.
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History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.
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John's Water Ice, A Philadelphia Institution

While in Philadelphia for the DNC, Michel Martin visited a South Philly institution to taste a Philly classic: water ice (also called Italian ice). John's Water Ice has been open since 1945.
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The Oyster's Mighty Comeback Is Creating Cleaner U.S. Waterways

The farm-to-table movement has caused the farming of oysters — nature's hardworking little water filters — on the East Coast to double in the past six years.

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