Heat wave taking a toll on farmers
July 10th, 2012
05:45 PM ET
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It's been more than a month since Jerry Mann's 9,000-acre farm has gotten rain, and when the 56-year-old Montana man examines the dry, shriveling kernels of wheat and barley, he's understandably nervous.

"We're looking at a 30-40% drop in the usual yield if we don't get some rain here real soon," he said.
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Filed under: Business and Farming News • Disaster • Environment • Farms • Heat


Building a $30 million house of chocolate
July 10th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
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Step aside, Willy Wonka. According to its creator, Vosges chocolate is not just chocolate, it's "an experiential chocolate story-telling vehicle that's meant to be indulgent and sensual and opening to the mind."

More than that, 38-year-old company founder Katrina Markoff intends to "break down stereotypes through chocolate."

Having traveled around the world, Markoff's goal is to get people to try the exotic flavors she discovered, something that's more achievable if those flavors are enrobed in chocolate.
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Box lunch: Bastille Day bites and seaweed pizza
July 10th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into recent top stories from around the globe.

  • Celebrate Bastille Day with a magnifique croque monsieur. - Guardian

  • Parents, rest easy. Just because your kid doesn't like green vegetables doesn't mean you're failing at parenthood. - New York Times

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July 10th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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Grabbing some Taco Bell is an easy task for most Americans but for the residents of Bethel, Alaska it is a four hour journey to the nearest town. Needless to say, most people in Bethel were super-excited when signs popped up announcing that a Taco Bell was coming to their town this July.

Alas, it was all a hoax and Bethel’s taco dreams came to an abrupt halt. But there is more to the story.
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Filed under: Dishes • Fast Food • Restaurant News • Taco Bell • Tacos • Weird News


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