February 14th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
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Embittered by the sight of happy couples clinking flutes and hand-feeding each other overpriced oysters? Ben Edmunds can help you drink the heartache away.

The Portland brewmaster tells KATU that Breakside Brewery's "Broken Promise" ale is inspired by his own "anti-romantic" sense of humor, rather than a shattered romance.
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February 14th, 2013
02:30 PM ET
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Police were sorely meth-taken when they swarmed onto a Southern Illinois family's property looking for a drug lab.

Instead of the methamphetamine manufacturing facility the Union County officers were expecting to find, Laura Benson led them to her husband's stash - of maple syrup.
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There are small, engineered particles in your doughnuts
February 14th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
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Editor's note: Andy Behar is the chief executive of As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes corporate accountability.

Some foods sold in supermarkets across America contain tiny, engineered particles called nanomaterials. Our organization decided to test doughnuts after learning that the titanium dioxide used as a coloring in the powdered sugar coating likely contained nano-sized particles.

The tests, conducted by an independent laboratory, found that both Dunkin' Donuts Powdered Cake Donuts and Hostess Donettes did indeed contain titanium dioxide nanoparticles. In response, a spokeswoman for Dunkin Donuts said the company was looking into the matter.
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France's food system invaded by rogue horse meat
February 14th, 2013
01:00 PM ET
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French prosecutors are investigating how horse meat was sold as beef, the country's consumer affairs minister said Thursday.

The announcement comes as UK inspectors said that horse carcasses contaminated with an equine painkiller harmful to humans may have entered the food chain in France.

A number of meat plants that handled the horse meat as it made its way through the food chain are facing questions about what they knew and whether fraud was involved.
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National cream-filled chocolates day
February 14th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

People will spend about $1.6 billion on candy this Valentine's Day, including on those heart-shaped boxes of assorted chocolate. It’s only fitting then that February 14 also happens to be National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!
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