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Are Baby Carrots Good For You? Do Baby Carrots Contain Chlorine? The Truth About These Man-Carved Vegetables

As the resident "Foodie" in the building, I was recently asked about those baby carrots you find in the grocery store.  You know the ones that I'm talking about:  small, roundish-looking carrot chunks that are sold in clear plastic bags - ready-made for instant snacking.  My friend wanted to know if they were any better or worse for you than "non-baby carrots";  They also inquired about the viral rumor that the carrots contain massive amounts of chlorine.

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Source:  Yoplait/General Mills
Source: Yoplait/General Mills
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YoPlus Yogurt Class Settlement Seeks Respondents

If you bought YoPlus yogurt - manufactured by General Mills and Yoplait USA, you could become part of a class action lawsuit.

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Source: Annecyhs via flickr
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Maple Syrup Thieves Hit The Woods; Theft Rates Continue To Rise

Recent reports show that theft of Maple Syrup - direct from its source in the woods - is expected to increase again this year, continuing a trend.  Officials in New England are tracking the crime that is difficult to solve.

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Source: Charles Haynes via flickr
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Florida Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Soup; Story Has Minnesota Connection

Perhaps it's the economy;  With the price of groceries these days, it appears that food has become a hot commodity with criminals.  First there was the store about stolen energy drinks and Nutella.  Now, Florida Police are charging a man for stealing $75,000 worth of soup.

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Five Tons Of Nutella Stolen

Not only do Germans love beer, kraut, and sausage - apparently they also love Nutella!

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Source: gorbould via flickr
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USDA Renames Beef And Pork Cuts To Boost Sales

Think you know your Ribeye Steak from a New York?  Or a Pork Butt from a roast?  Think again!  In an effort to make meat choices more clear, the USDA is renaming more than 350 cuts of meat - just in time for the summer grilling season.

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Source: WilliamHartz via flickr
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The History Of American Buffet Food

Buffet's have become a popular part of the American Cuisine - but what do you really know about them?

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Source: HankJames215 via flickr
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Makers Mark Whiskey Cuts Alcohol Amount To Stretch Supplies

Makers Mark Whiskey has grown to become a popular choice among whiskey drinkers. Known by it's distinctive red wax sealed-bottle, the whiskey has taken it's place among the top-shelf varieties.   Apparently, sales of the American-made liquor have outgrown supplies - so the maker of Makers Mark is reducing the alcohol content of the bottles it sells to stretch supplies

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Source:  McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
Source: McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
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Fish McBites Join Chicken Nuggets On McDonalds Menu For Lent

Just in time for Lent, McDonalds is adding a new option to their menu!  Fish McBites join Chicken Nuggets on the Happy Meal menu - tailored towards kids and adults who are looking for fish options during the lead-up to Easter.

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Source: KH1234567890 via flickr
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Tomato Prices Won’t Go Up; Tomato Lovers Can Rejoice As US-Mexico Trade Agreement Will Remain

It looks like tomato prices won't be rising!  Leaders from the United States and Mexico have reached an agreement to continue their 16 year-old trade policies.

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Source: Statelyenglishmanor via flickr
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Tomato Prices Could Double; Trade Agreement With Mexico In Question

It seems we live in interesting times.  Or, maybe we should say expensive times.  First it was gas.  Then it was our paychecks.  Next was the price of milk.  Now, it appears that the prices we pay for tomatoes might be getting ready to double - if a trade agreement that the United States has with Mexico falls through.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama’s News Taxes Expected To Hurt The Restaurant Industry In A Major Way

Observers close to the food and restaurant industry are watching their bottom line shrink, with profits expected to be lost due to new taxes that went into effect on January 1st.  With Obamacare putting a halt to hiring and forcing some managers to cut staff and hours, the industry was already forecasting a pale 2013.  But now with the reversal of the payroll tax holiday that eats an additional 2% from employees take-home check, the companies and supervisors that manage the nations biggest restaurant chains are fearful for what that will mean for their bottom line.  Rising gas prices don't help, either.

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