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Beef, Tarantula And Gout: Food Critics Suffer, Too
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Environmental groups say a ban would protect consumers from the health effects of BPA that leaches from products including some soup cans. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Reject Petition To Ban BPA In Food
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The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'
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A member of the community supported agriculture program at Congregation Shearith Israel picks from boxes of squash and cucumbers in Atlanta. Some purists say CSAs are drifting away from their roots. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Battling 'Red Tide,' Scientists Map Toxic Algae To Prevent Shellfish Poisoning
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In Defense Of Broccoli
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People march demanding labels for genetically modified food near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2011. Ren Haijun/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Does A Chocolate Habit Help Keep You Lean?
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