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Love Whoppers? Now You Can Smell Like One

March 23, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Who doesn't love walking into a restaurant and getting a whiff of char-grilled burgers cooking? Unless you're a vegetarian, pretty much everyone. Now, Burger King Japan is taking it to a whole new level with its Eau De Whopper.

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Dogs Rescued From Asian Meat Farms Brought to Calif.

March 23, 2015 9:35 am | by KRISTIN J. BENDER, AP Exchange

Trembling and with their tails between their legs, the dozens of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm were in rough shape both physical and mentally when they arrived in Northern California this week to start new lives.

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Why Food Will Continue to Get Safer

March 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

From E. coli to salmonella, the headline-grabbing pathogens that can contaminate our food supply are meeting their match, thanks to an array of technology advancements that will impact both food producers and consumers, say food safety research and policy leaders.

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The List of Wines Cited in California Lawsuit as Having High Arsenic Levels

March 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit last week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels.

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Maple Syrup Producer Taps Into Vermont With Plans to be Biggest in North America

March 23, 2015 8:10 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmers. Could a large-scale operation, tapping into thousands of acres of maple trees in a remote northeastern part of the state, be as sweet?

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Martin-Brower to Build Food Distribution Facility in Louisiana

March 23, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press

The Martin-Brower Company plans a $16 million capital investment to build a new facility in Walker, La. The project will help retain 160 existing jobs and create 30 new jobs.

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Fire at NY Poultry Farm Kills 50,000 Chickens

March 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press

Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border late last week.

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Infographic: 20 Amazing Water Facts

March 20, 2015 3:05 pm | by Able Skills

This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day. It's a day to celebrate water. It's a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water-related issues. It's a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

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Popular Weed Killer Deemed 'Probable Carcinogen' by UN

March 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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Herring Rules Could Change as Feds Look to Protect Key Fish

March 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

 The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.

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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying they are as nutritious as their conventional counterparts. The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

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Prison Sentences for Egg Theft Scheme in Cuba

March 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press

More than a dozen people in Cuba have been sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for conspiring to divert millions of eggs to the black market.

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Napa Winemaker's Life, Finances Unspooling Before He Shot Investor, Self

March 20, 2015 10:00 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while.

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Food Service Companies Vow to Go Cage-Free For Liquid Eggs

March 20, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Three of the largest food services companies each announced in recent weeks that they would purchase liquid eggs exclusively from cage-free poultry facilities by 2020.

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Diageo to Add Alcohol-Content, Nutrition Information to Labels

March 20, 2015 7:40 am | by Associated Press

Global alcohol giant Diageo says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products. The label will include information like the drink's alcohol by volume, fluid ounces of alcohol, calories, carbohydrates, and fat content based on a typical serving size.

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Chicago Wholesaler Recalls Possibly Tainted Beef Products

March 20, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the recall Thursday of meat that may be tainted with a dangerous type of E. coli bacteria. The recall affects beef cheek products distributed to stores and restaurants in Chicago by El Cubano Wholesale Meats.

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Exemption in 'Tennessee Whiskey' Law Raises Legal Flags

March 19, 2015 1:20 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

An embattled state law establishing legal requirements to market spirits as "Tennessee Whiskey" could run afoul of both the U.S. and state constitutions for carving out a special exemption for a single distiller, according to a new legal opinion from state Attorney General Herbert Slatery.

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Study: Fast-Food Limits Didn't Cut Obesity Rate in South LA

March 19, 2015 1:10 pm | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer

A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.

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Monsanto to Pay $350K to Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

March 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

The St. Louis company said Wednesday it will make donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools at land grant colleges in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Trendy California Creation: Pop Tart Doughnut

March 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Associated Press

A Southern California doughnut shop has come up with yet another guilty pleasure gone viral: a gigantic doughnut stuffed with a Pop Tart filling. Donut Bar, with outlets in Fountain Valley and San Diego, calls the 1-pound creation the "Big Poppa Tart Donut."

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