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Unable to Reduce Meat Consumption, Scientists Now Resigned to Curbing Cow Farts

Source: Grub Street NY

Realizing they’re powerless against America’s love affair with red meat, scientists have moved on to a battle they think is more winnable: stopping cows from carrying out the biologically necessary process of flatulence. People, no surprise, love their rib eyes and ground chuck — even multiple More »

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let’s Address the State of Food

Source: NY Times Food

There are at least four crucial issues the president should mention in his speech that affect our health. But will he?

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Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine

Source: NY Times Food

The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live.

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What’s really in a glass of French champagne

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Champagne. Bubbles. New Year’s Eve, weddings, birthdays and other miscellaneous celebrations.

About sums it up, doesn’t it? Well, no. Like any other region, Champagne turns out wines that are varied in style and nuance, and to typecast its signature creation as a celebration toast does not do it justice. So a warning is in order: This column will help you understand what you’re buying in your occasional bottle. (Space limitations prohibit a full discussion of the region.) If you have an adventurous palate, you might find your appetite whetted for a delicious and wallet-draining exploration of what Champagne has to ...

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Alcohol content is tricky to label

Source: Washington Post Food Section

“Would it be possible for you to include the alcohol content of the various wines that you review?” wrote William Byxbee of Charles Town, W.Va. “I have noticed over the years a definite trend towards increased percentages of alcohol, especially in some whites and rosés that typically were low in alcohol and thus refreshing and drinkable. Now I see some in the 13-14.5 percent range. If you include this detail, I’m sure you will be giving your readers more options as they decide what wines to try.”

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