Portland-based GO Box, a service that provides and cleans reusable take-out boxes for local food trucks, hopes to keep some of the city's food waste from going in the dumpster. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Grocery auctions have been growing in popularity as a way to get a lot of food for not a lot of money. Matt Sindelar for NPR hide caption

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A thermometer reads the temperature atop an empty Maryland ice cream store freezer on Tuesday. Many grocery stores and restaurants are still waiting for power to return for the first time since last weekend's severe storms. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo hide caption

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LemonsPlace of production: Limassol, CyprusTransporting distance: 2.050 km Carbon footprint (total) per kg: 0,72 kg Water requirement (total) per kg: 448 l Klaus Pichler hide caption

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The Washington State Fruit Commission received $100,000 in federal money to promote cherries in Indonesia, but Sen. Tom Coburn says this is a waste of taxpayer money. Jeff Goulden/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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