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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.
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Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.
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As Americans Eat Healthier, Processed Foods Starting To Spoil

Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.
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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

For the first time, scientists have estimated the amount of antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?
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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.
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Both Parties Agree The Food Stamp Program Needs To Change. But How?

Republicans argue the SNAP program would be more efficient if it were run by states. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is funding an initiative to move recipients into jobs.
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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.
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A Seventh-Generation Maryland Farmer Embraces Her Roots

For 27-year-old Nora Crist, farming is in her blood: her family has been working the land in Howard County, Maryland, for hundreds of years.

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Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

Some farmers won't break even this planting season, and may have to tap into their savings. Many Corn Belt towns depend largely on these farmers and businesses linked to farming.

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