How can an entire country run out of butter?

Food & Health
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Can fluoride be too much of a good thing? The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water. That's because some kids are getting too much. It is causing white splotches on their teeth. It's the first change since the government urged cities to add fluoride to water supplies to prevent ... - Posted on May 1, 2015
Space station supply ship delivers espresso The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule. It came three days after its Florida launch and ... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Navajo nation to get first junk food tax in U.S. How should governments govern soda? An outright ban on large sugary drinks? A tiny tax? Or not at all? This debate has been playing out in New York and Berkeley, California. And places in between. One community recently made drastic moves. It will target eating habits... - Posted on April 10, 2015
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Would you eat soup made from crickets? Bugs in a kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects. The chefs wanted to extract innovative flavors. They say it could open a new frontie... - Posted on February 26, 2015
Would you rather eat your chocolate, or drink it? What do you picture when you hear the word chocolate? Most of us picture a candy bar, a box of bonbons, or an Easter bunny. And when we think about consuming chocolate, we probably think of the verb "eat," not "drink." And we would describe its taste with the adjective "sweet."... - Posted on February 6, 2015
What? Another country has run out of fries? Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes. Now they are serving alternatives. Like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca. That's a starchy staple of traditional South American c... - Posted on January 21, 2015
Fast-food chains feel need to get  “real” Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk. Customers don't want food they think is overly processed. McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving meals that are loaded with chemicals. "This demand for fresh ... - Posted on January 7, 2015
How can an entire country run out of butter? When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning. It is being rationed. Grocery stores are limiting each customer to a maximum of two packages of butter. Last week the government announced i... - Posted on December 16, 2014