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June 30th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Much to the dismay of Toucan Sam, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says food dyes can cause allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer. - Paging Dr. Gupta


  • Students at New York Harbor School are harvesting their own oysters.  - New York Times


  • Cheerwine, North Carolina's popular cherry-flavored soda, is now being infused into Krispy Kreme doughnuts. A Carolinian's dream come true. - Charlotte Observer


  • Table for one? More than half of Japan’s restaurant patrons now eat alone. - Bloomberg


  • Learn how to start your own compost pile. One man's trash is another man's compost. - Serious Eats
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June 30th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
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CNN Health writer Madison Park recently traveled to South Africa to watch the World Cup. She ate well.

What can $4 buy you in South Africa?

A heaping plate of chicken biryani, served with lentils enough to feed a small family, fried calamari strips, tender, light and perfectly flavored - and none of this is "fast food."

Finding a delicious, filling meal on a shoestring budget is not difficult in South Africa, thank goodness, because airfare, World Cup game tickets and accommodations can break the bank.

With English, Dutch, Indian influences, flavors possibilities seem unlimited. Here are some meals under $4 we found in Cape Town.
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June 30th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
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Forrest Gump-ian antics ensue. His words – not ours. We're utterly charmed.

See all Gulf Coast seafood coverage on Eatocracy and full coverage throughout CNN

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June 30th, 2010
10:01 AM ET
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New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - Gulf state health and fisheries officials and leaders from several federal agencies will collaborate to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

"We want one single standard so you don't have to worry about where you fish, when you can fish," Biden said. "Bottom line is, we want to get fishermen back out on the water as soon as possible after the oil has been removed."

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See all Gulf Coast seafood coverage on Eatocracy and full coverage throughout CNN

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