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Campbell Soup Switches Sides In The GMO Labeling Fight

The Campbell Soup Co. has announced that it now supports a federal law requiring labeling of genetically modified ingredients. It's the first major food company to endorse such a law.
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Uncle Sam Just Told Us To Drink Water, Not Soda. You Might've Missed It

Scientists had asked the USDA to add a water symbol to MyPlate when it updated the Dietary Guidelines. It didn't happen. Instead, there's language to opt for H20 instead of soda — if you can find it.
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French Restaurants Now Required To Offer Doggy Bags

The French have long pooh-poohed doggy bags. As of Jan. 1, a new law in France requires restaurants serving more than 150 meals a day to reduce food waste. Doggy bags are showing up on French tables.
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We Eat Too Much Sodium Because Companies Keep Dumping It In Our Food

A study finds that nearly all Americans — regardless of age, race or gender — consume more sodium than recommended. The CDC says food companies need to work harder to cut it in their products.

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New Dietary Guidelines Call For Limits On Sugar, Red Meat

There's new diet advice out Thursday from the federal government. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which are updated every five years, serve as the government's official advice on what we should be eating. New this year: a recommendation to limit sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories. The guidelines also call for a shift to alternative sources of protein such as seafood, nuts and beans.
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New Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar. But Red Meat Gets A Pass

An advisory panel had recommended telling Americans to cut back on red and processed meats. But that controversial advice is missing from the update to the government's official nutrition guidelines.
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125-Year-Old Beer Has Odd, Meaty Flavor, Expert Says

The bottle of beer had languished at the bottom of Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia. A treasure hunter brought the pale ale to Andrew MacIntosh who specializes in fermentation research.
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In 'Heirloom Harvest,' Old-School Portraits Of Vegetable Treasures

A leading expert of the daguerreotype started photographing a gardener's collection of heirloom vegetables 15 years ago. They've published a book to honor the unusual varieties in the collection.
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Chipotle Faces A Criminal Investigation Into Its Handling Of A Norovirus Outbreak

More than 200 employees and customers were sickened last August at a restaurant in California. A grand jury subpoena requires Chipotle to produce a range of documents in connection with the outbreak.
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You've Got Dung! Amazon Is Delivering Cow Pies In India

Cows are holy in the Hindu religion, and so is their dung. That's why Amazon in India is selling cow dung cakes to city dwellers.

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