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Slurpee Turns 40 & Addicts Are Going Strong

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This article is NOT an endorsement of Slurpees or any other sugary candy or drink. I’m writing about this popular American drink simply to illustrate how people posit a huge importance on their favorite desserts. Ah, many folks do tend to wax rhapsodic and and mystified when thinking their favorite sugar fix. How well I […]

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Just Say No Virtually!

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If you grab a cookie, you’ll get a "Whoa" warning from Cathy, the cateferia worker. On the other hand, when you choose a salad, Cathy will gush, "Congratulations! That’s a food with both vitamin A and vitamin C." But, wait, this really isn’t happening in our world. That’s right, you can meet Cathy right here, […]

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My Sweet Encounter With A Sugar Cane

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Well, it finally happened. After years of wondering, I had my first encounter with a sugarcane — I mean a bona fide, bamboo-like shoot from the ground. Yes, the other night at a classy restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I satisfied my long-held curiosity and actually nibbled on some sugar cane over dinner! Seriously, […]

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Jodie Foster Takes on “Sugar Kings”

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I’m excited. Jodie Foster is directing the dramatic movie, "Sugar Kings," for Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress also may star in the film, which is based on the well-researched, fascinating Vanity Fair article, "In the Kingdom of Big Sugar," by Marie Brenner. The film will follow a budding […]

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Sugarcane For Biodegradable Plates? Hmm

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It’s always fun to scout around the Internet, especially when you hit upon a jewel of a story. In this particular instance, I became captivated by an interview posted on News Target, which often features well-reported, in-depth pieces about health and nutrition. The piece that made me stop clicking discussed how it’s feasible to take […]