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Vegetable Or Fruit? Test Your Produce Skills

If you think you know your potato from a tomato, you might be ready to take the following quiz to distinguish between fruits and vegetables.

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Source:  Davididaho via flickr
Source: Davididaho via flickr
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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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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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More Federal Dollars Go To Twinkies Than Fruits And Vegetables

Hear me out:  I'm not against eating Twinkies.  Hell - eat what you want.  But somehow this story doesn't sound right.
In its efforts to curb the nation's obesity epidemic, the U.S. government seems to be taking inspiration from the infamous Twinkie diet, with more federal dollars going to subsidize the production of junk food than to growing fresh fruits and vegetables

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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New Study Ranks Obesity Rates By State

Where you live might play into how much you weigh.  ...At least statistically speaking.
From 2006 through 2008, more than 30 states saw increased rates of obesity. During the following two years, the number of states experiencing increases in obesity rates was in the 20s

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