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Will Frito-Lay's new traveling greenhouse really sell more potato chips?

Frito-Lay, the $13 billion business unit of PepsiCo, is spending millions to try and persuade people it's a simple, farmer-friendly company, and I haven't the faintest clue why.

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With the global climate pact dead, China gets hungry for U.S. factory pork

China's growing appetite for meat -- and its rapid conversion to U.S.-style industrial meat production -- may prove just as damaging to the climate as its growing proliferation of cars. The only winners will be U.S. exporters of cheap corn …

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Cooking outside my comfort zone, Part 1: A remembrance of squash blossoms past

In honor of National Farmers Market Week next week, I attempt to fry up some fiori di zucca.

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Smoking vs. obesity: Which health issue most deserves taxpayers' dollars?

Anti-smoking spending is down, while anti-obesity spending is up. Is this really a problem?

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School lunch reform still alive — but in critical condition

The school lunch reform bill is finally moving in Congress -- but perhaps not fast enough to save it.

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WTFood: Would you drink Jamba Juice's 'Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie'?

Fast-food turf wars are nothing new. What's new is when one restaurant openly mocks the others for it with an amazing product like Jamba Juice's Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie, "a delightful mix of real beefy goodness, smothered in cheese, loaded with …

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Philly chef gets his hands dirty for his farm-to-table restaurant [SLIDESHOW]

I recently spent a morning with a Philadelphia chef, Mitch Prensky of Supper, who takes the concept of farm-to-table seriously enough to enter into an unconventional partnership with nearby Blue Elephant Farm.

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Mini cattle may shrink the hoofprint of eating beef

Cows (deservedly) get a lot of grief for beef's hefty contribution to global warming, which means we should steer clear of adding more of them to the world, right? Maybe not entirely, thanks to the benefits of these itty-bitty bovines.

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Sports stadiums rack up gag-worthy food violations (especially Florida's)

According to a report for ESPN, Florida boasts seven of the eight stadiums nationwide in which 75 percent or more of food vendors were in violation of food safety regulations, including for things like a "buildup of slime."