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Why Wal-Mart's Labor Issues Run Deeper Than Too Much Justin Bieber

Wal-Mart has said it will turn up the heat and turn down the Justin Bieber music at stores to appease employees. But it's not addressing the most glaring problems in its supply chain, activists say.
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India Orders Nestlé To Stop Selling Some Noodle Soup Products

India's Food Safety and Standards Authority said that the soups were "unsafe and hazardous for human consumption." Nestlé said the products had not been tested properly.
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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

Len Berk loves lox, the salt-cured salmon that goes so well with bagels. The 85-year-old New Yorker is a veteran salmon slicer at a gourmet food shop in Manhattan. But it wasn't always that way.
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Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals

Would you buy groceries with a shorter shelf life if they were sold at a steep discount? Doug Rauch will test the idea at a new grocery store stocked with food donated by wholesalers and markets.
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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.
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Forget The Cronut: Is D.C. On The Cusp Of A Kolache Craze?

A mouth-watering treat is coming to D.C., by way of the Czech Republic... and Texas.

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Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields Fertile

Climate change has made some soil in Bangladesh more salty, so many farmers have had to leave fields fallow. But what if there were rice varieties that could naturally tolerate the salty conditions?
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California Avocado Farmers Boost Yields With New Growing Method

Farmers are being widely criticized during the California drought because agriculture uses the majority of the state's water. But some avocado farmers are cutting back by employing new techniques.
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Drought May Cost California's Farmers Almost $3 Billion In 2015

The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.
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Chimps Are No Chumps: Give Them An Oven, They'll Learn To Cook

That's what researchers found when they gave chimps a device that appeared to work like an oven. The findings add to the argument that our ancestors began cooking soon after learning to control fire.

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