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Where's the Beef? Shortage of Local Butchers

FOOD/DRINK | By Scott McFetridge | Mar 9
Demand for locally produced beef is surging as never before, but the butchers who for generations have prepared and sold meat to customers and markets are a dwindling profession.

Americans' Growing Taste for Goat Milk

FOOD/DRINK | By Kourtney Liepelt | Feb 28
Americans' growing taste for more unusual fare has contributed to a steady increase in demand for goat products in recent years, and producers across the country are trying to determine how to secure enough milk to give consumers what they want.

Apples Modified to Resist Browning Receive Federal Approval

Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store - two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced.

California Appeals Ruling That Allowed Foie Gras Again

California filed an appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras - a delicacy that gourmets consider heaven and animal rights groups call hell.

Duck Farming Fading Away on New York's Long Island

FOOD/DRINK | By Frank Eltman | Nov 4
Once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions, the Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island.

Maui Voters Decide Whether to Ban GMO Crops

FOOD/DRINK | By Audrey McAvoy | Oct 27
Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

Soda Makers Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Sep 26
Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

California Adopts Olive Oil Labeling Standards

Sep 22
The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil if the label on the bottle says so.

Once a Niche, Local Foods Become a Big Business

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Jul 21
Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

Lay's Newest Flavor: Cappuccino?

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Jul 16
American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?

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