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  • Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run up in recent…

  • ‘Redneck Riviera’ no more, south Walton now draws celebs

    GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Once a part of the “Redneck Riviera,” the south Walton County strip along state road 30A has traded its jean shorts for designer labels, though pickup trucks remain in style.…

  • Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

    KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial crisis deepens, as many believe…

  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn’t quite fulfill its destiny. Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week’s 61st annual Fancy…

  • Beer of the Week: Green Flash Silva Stout

    WASHINGTON — Summer time is all about the light. But, don’t be afraid of the dark! WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year…

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations’ food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program…

  • Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. The state’s bourbon inventory reached a 40-year high last year, with nearly…

  • This $16 Hot Dog Is No Ballpark Frank

    (NEW YORK) — The hot dog is a staple of American summer. As the country celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates Americans will eat approximately 150…

  • Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its…

  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and…

  • SoBe Apologizes for Joke Bottle Cap Message About ‘Trapped’ Worker

    (NEW YORK) — Beverage brand SoBe is apologizing for a joke message under its bottle caps that has caused some alarm among drinkers. Some customers say the message under some SoBe caps with the words,…

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when the New…

  • Red, white and BOOM: Wines for the Fourth of July, part 2

    WASHINGTON — When I was growing up in a “small town” in Central California, the Fourth of July meant ice cold watermelon, cookouts, a parade down Main Street and fireworks at the community college stadium…

  • Study: Surgery May Beat Diet and Exercise for Diabetes

    (NEW YORK) — Recent research has pointed to the effectiveness of weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding in treating diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that these surgical approaches may even be…

  • Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when…