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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren’t supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.

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Google Thinks We’re Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Google Thinks We’re Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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We’re Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That’s Bad For Business

We’re Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That’s Bad For Business

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

| March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

WHO says there’s strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it’s recommending that we cut back significantly.

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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren’t Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren’t Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sara Creech’s nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here’s a guide to the science.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

Freight Farms: Entrepreneurs Modify Shipping Containers to Grow Local Produce Year-Round

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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