The expiration date on foods like orange juice and even milk aren't indicators of when those products will go bad. hide caption

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Think your prime rib holiday dinner is more pricey this year? You're right. But maybe not for the reason you think. Todd Patterson/ hide caption

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Food companies have begun quietly reducing salt in regular foods because low-salt items like these don't sell as well. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Bali sea salt and a spoonful of Hawaiian red alae salt. Jim Noelker/AP hide caption

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A soybean field near Campo Verde in western Brazil in January 2011. Researchers argue that enough arable land is already under cultivation to feed the planet for the next several decades. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/GettyImages hide caption

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A sign protesting a beverage tax in Richmond, Calif. The U.S. soft drink industry has fought proposals that would put a tax on sugar sweetened beverages like sodas and energy drinks. Braden Reddall/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Most of the gleaming steel tanks outside Fage's yogurt factory hold milk. One, however, holds the yogurt byproduct whey. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The diversity of coconut trees like these planted along the beach in the northern Philippines is in danger, but a French scientist has a plan. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A sign on the pump advertises the ethanol content of the gasoline as a motorist reaches for the gas pump in his truck at a filling station in Bellmead, Texas. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Tim Opper, of Cabot Cheese, inspects equipment that separates whey protein from sugar in the company's whey processing plant. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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From left, Dale McKey, Karin McKey and George Secrist return home from an outing into the snow on Tuesday. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Supporters of American Crystal Sugar Co. workers, who have been locked out of the company's sugar beet processing plants since 2011, rally in the North Dakota Capitol. Dale Wetzel/AP hide caption

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Central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Gary Niemeyer readies his genetically modified seed corn for spring planting at his farm near Auburn, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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