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Companies And Regulators Move Toward Full Ban On Plastic Straws To Help Alleviate Pileup

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As awareness grows about the environmental toll of single-use plastics, retailers and regulators alike are finding ways to decrease their use. And straws have become a prime target. Barbara Woike/AP hide caption

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Last Straw For Plastic Straws? Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss These Sippers

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U.S. Geological Survey Answers Volcano-Marshmallow Question

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Chef Ruth Rogers Discusses 3 Decades Of The River Café London

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Spiegelman's Charcoal Ice Cream with Pomegranate Swirl and Chocolate Sourdough Breadcrumbs is an edible ode Persephone —whose decision to eat pomegranate seeds sealed her fate as queen of the underworld, according to Greek mythology. Hannah Spiegelman hide caption

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Scientists find that rice grown under elevated carbon conditions loses substantial amounts of protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins, depending on the variety. Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage hide caption

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Workers sort NECCO Wafers at the New England Confectionery Co. in Revere, Mass. The Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company made the winning bid for NECCO, which filed for bankruptcy in early April. Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A man shops for vegetables beside romaine lettuce for sale at a supermarket in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey, Salad Lovers: It's OK To Eat Romaine Lettuce Again

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Hate crimes are on the rise in Poland. In response, a new YouTube video aspires to foster tolerance by having people from marginalized groups bake and sell bread to customers at a Warsaw bakery. Above, some of the loaves baked and handed out as part of the campaign. Each loaf is wrapped in a black ribbon with a photo and information about the person who baked it. Anna Bińczyk hide caption

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USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

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In the division of household tasks, one study shows that washing dishes is the category with the biggest discrepancy between men and women. Alex Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

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