September 18th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
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CNN's Carol Costello speaks to Panera's CEO Ron Shaich about his week on the food stamp challenge.
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August 15th, 2013
12:05 AM ET
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A new Coke ad in USA Today highlights 40 years worth of studies showing that aspartame (the sweetener in many of Coke's lower-calorie drinks) is safe to consume. Dr. Sanjay Gupta responds.

Previously:
How I kicked my Diet Coke habit
What is high-fructose corn syrup?



Maker's Mark turns tide, won't water down whiskey
February 18th, 2013
12:30 AM ET
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Ask and ye shall receive.

After an outpouring of outrage, Maker's Mark announced Sunday that it won't be watering down its whiskey, after all. The bourbon producer last week said it would have to cut the alcohol volume of its signature red wax-sealed whiskey to 42%, from 45%, in order to meet rising global demand.
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January 29th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
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French-inspired, Tokyo-based restaurant Ne Quittez Pas has been serving a soil-themed menu, but chef Toshio Tanabe is hardly the first person to dish up dirt to his clientele. Watch the video for a brief history of dirt eating, from gargouillou to geophagy.

Read more about blood, horsemeat, testicles, bugs and other daring and taboo foods



Get your red-hot democracy here!
October 2nd, 2012
12:30 PM ET
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On pins and needles awaiting the results of November's election, or falling asleep combing through the latest polling data? The answer might be more convenient than you think.

The 7-Eleven chain of stores is running a fourth "7-Election" campaign to predict the winner of the 2012 presidential election. While the method - having customers select either a red Romney or blue Obama cup for their coffee - is decidedly unscientific, the results in previous installments have closely mirrored those of the last two elections, and accurately predicted the winner in all three.
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September 12th, 2012
08:45 PM ET
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For the last 20 years, attorney Bill Marler has represented victims of nearly every large foodborne illness outbreak in the United States, securing $600,000,000 for victims of E. coli, Salmonella, and other illnesses linked to tainted food. Marler is an outspoken advocate for food safety, and maintains the Food Safety Site and the award-winning Marler Blog.

He's picked up a safety tip or two along the way - as well as a definitive personal do-not-eat list.

Bill Marler: 6 tips for safer food shopping, storage, preparation and buying
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September 3rd, 2012
03:15 PM ET
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Jeff Bridges and Share Our Strength's Billy Shore visited the CNN Grill and spoke with Suzanne Malveaux about the No Kid Hungry campaign.

According to the USDA, 50 million people, or 16.6 percent of Americans, live in households at risk of hunger. The Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, now puts food on the table for one in seven Americans. A family of three (one adult, two kids) earning more than $23,900 would not be eligible for food stamps.

Here's what's at stake in our own backyard and beyond.
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August 15th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
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Eat them before they eat everything
August 7th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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A growing number of conservationists are advocating the consumption of invasive species in an effort to fend off environmental destruction.

Invasive species, as defined by the USDA’s National Agricultural Library, aren't native to the local ecosystem and may cause economic, environmental or medical harm. They can exist in many forms: plants, animals or even microorganisms.

Many of the invasive plants, such as dandelion and purslane, were originally introduced by settlers for medicinal or ornamental reasons, while many of the invasive animals like Asian carp and green iguanas were brought in as food sources, pets or for pest control.
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