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Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven’t sold very well.

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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.

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Gardeners’ Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Gardeners’ Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year’s picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.

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Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Vermont’s GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

| May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of the eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.

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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

| May 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s the largest tree fruit in the world. It’s nutritious. And because it’s pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But … does it taste good?

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Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.

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A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who’s invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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We Didn’t Believe In ‘Artisanal’ Toast, Until We Made Our Own

We Didn’t Believe In ‘Artisanal’ Toast, Until We Made Our Own

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inspired by toast’s ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push “artisanal” toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.

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UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Tuesday April 21: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau told CNN that its approval of Palchohol was an error. NPR amended the headline and Monday’s story accordingly.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

The giant retailer says it’s adding a new line of organic food that’s at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can’t be achieved overnight.

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