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BPA-miscarriage scare tied together with weak scientific links

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A small, unproven study raised concerns this week that the plastic additiveBisphenol A, better known as BPA, causes miscarriage. The researchers suggested…

Uneven rainfall cinches Corn Belt for lower crop yields

By Dave Bell
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Agriculture | For the second year in a row, Iowa farmers in the nation’s Corn Belt faced a severe drought, leading to lower yields of corn and soybeans. But other states…

House takes bite out of food stamp program

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Food stamps are the face of welfare, and House Republicans are determined to force a showdown with the president and Senate over the nation’s social…

Food stamp propaganda: Eligible equals hungry

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Limiting himself to one meal a day, struggling mechanic and food stamp recipient Dustin Rigsby hunts deer and rodents to feed his wife and 1-year-old.

Not as fat as they used to be

By Cheryl Keen
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Health | As students crowd back into classrooms and cafeterias, debates continue over healthy lunches and the role of physical education classes. But the Centers for…

Schools quit healthy lunch program after it fails the kid test

By Andrew Branch
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Food | After just one year, some schools are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at…

Fox snaps at food stamps

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | Fox News did a good job last night with an hour-long special, “The great food stamp binge.” Bret Baier narrated a story with segments on North Carolina…

$330,000 burger needs more salt

By Daniel James Devine
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Food | The world’s first lab-grown hamburger got a taste test today in London, and it needs ketchup, mustard, and onions: Food critics said the burger’s flavor…

Bacon: Man’s best friend?

By Aimee Stauf
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Food | Evidence that pigs can respond to their names, learn complicated tricks, and interact sociably with owners has led one animal-rights group to claim would-be…

American soda slump drives high-calorie exports

By Aimee Stauf
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Health | Whether they call it pop, soda, or coke, Americans are drinking fewer bubbly beverages. Major soft-drink companies Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper…

Caribbean immigrants ship food home using food stamps

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Caribbean immigrants in New York City have found a new way to help their poor families back home—shipping food in 50-gallon barrels. While the innovative…

Food stamps and congressional ‘cruelty’

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Is Congress cruel? Greg Kaufmann, author of “This Week in Poverty” for The Nation , thinks so: “Congress continues to pummel low-income people…

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