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A push to reduce salt content in food

Apr 20, 2010
The Institute of Medicine has recommended that the FDA force a gradual cutback in how much salt is allowed to be processed in foods. Dr. Benjamin Jones, a flavor chemist at David Michael & Co., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how that might affect the taste in your favorite foods.
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PA looks at loosening beer law

Apr 15, 2010
Pennsylvania has some of the strictest liquor laws in the U.S., with beer only available in whole cases at wholesalers or in bars and restaurants. But new proposals might loosen restrictions on beer sales. Joel Rose reports.
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Maine closes last U.S. sardine cannery

Apr 15, 2010
Maine claims to have been the Sardine Capital of the World. But with Bumble Bee Foods closing the state's last sardine canning facility, the industry won't only disappear in Maine, but in the U.S. as well. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Food, Jobs

KFC criticized for its paper packaging

Apr 8, 2010
A southern conservation group is running a national media campaign it's calling "Kentucky Fried Forest," focusing on where KFC gets it paper packaging. The group says the fast-food chain is destroying forests. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Calorie displays don't scare Starbucks

Apr 7, 2010
Starbucks lobbied for lawmakers to require calorie displays at restaurants as part of the new health reform. After New York started requiring calories on menus, the coffee giant learned it could help business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Breakfast: A big meal for food chains

Apr 5, 2010
Subway has joined the battle over the morning meal by introducing a breakfast menu. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the restaurant is the latest fast-food chain to step up its morning game.
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Squeezing the juice out of extra berries

Apr 5, 2010
Snag a great deal on strawberries lately? A good deal for you means a bad year for some farmers. Florida farmer Gary Wishnatzki talks with Kai Ryssdal about how cold weather has led to a flood of extra berries on the market and how his strawberry season is going.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Egg sellers are celebrating this Easter

Apr 2, 2010
So far, Easter looks like it'll bring in slightly more money for retailers than it did last year. Shoppers are snatching up all kinds of candies and food, including eggs. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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The story behind tomatoes in the U.S.

Apr 1, 2010
The tomato is a ubiquitous culinary ingredient. Author Arthur Allen talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Ripe," and how tomatoes get from the garden to your kitchen table.
Posted In: Books, Food

Not all are sweet on sugary drink tax

Apr 1, 2010
Lawmakers are considering a national tax on sugary beverages which could bring in up to $15 billion a year. The beverage industry is fighting the move hard -- which indicates it has a good chance of happening. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Health, Taxes

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