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Midday Roundup: Congress agrees on debt relief for Puerto Rico

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Too big to fail? Congress is striking a deal with the White House to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and…

Nutrition at checkout

Nutrition at checkout

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | A new app incentivizes healthy eating

Parts of Africa declared disaster zones over drought, food crisis

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Malawi has declared a state of national disaster over increasing food shortages triggered by the persistent El Niño drought. Non-governmental organizations…

Poring over Mom’s recipe for Roberto’s Chicken

Poring over Mom’s recipe for Roberto’s Chicken

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I have in my hands a tattered scrap of paper with a handwritten recipe for Roberto’s Chicken. I came upon it by happenstance. It reads like this: 3 lb cut up

Top chef’s suicide shows the high stakes of haute cuisine

By Victoria Queen
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Obituaries | Benoit Violier, known as the “world’s best chef,” shocked foodies worldwide when he apparently shot and killed himself on Sunday. As other ambitious…

Child slaves can sue Nestlé for cocoa plantation abuses, court rules

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The U.S. Supreme Court this month refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Nestlé and two other companies claiming they knew of child slavery at cocoa…

You aren’t what you eat

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Health | When President Abraham Lincoln authorized the creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1862, he called it “the people’s department.” In…

Despite approval, Frankenfish controversy continues

By Julie Borg
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Science | After years of debate, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November approved marketing genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. Although…

Suffering and giving thanks

By Sophia Lee
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Faith & Inspiration | Despite hardship on hardship, North Korean immigrant begins new year praising God

U.S. restaurants, grocers linked to Thai shrimp slave trade

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | Thailand, a longtime human trafficking hub, is once again submerged in accusations from human rights groups and global grocery suppliers over a newly…

Can Oprah Winfrey save Weight Watchers?

By Gaye Clark
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Health | This month, Weight Watchers unveiled its “beyond the scale” weight loss plan, with a new logo and fitness app touted by its latest celebrity spokesperson,

Chipotle faces grilling after more burrito-eaters get sick

By Anna K. Poole
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Food | Over the weekend, Chipotle Mexican Grill garnered fresh criticism when 80 Boston College students fell sick after eating at the burrito chain. All students…

 
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