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    October 11, 2012
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    August 10, 2011

    Making Paula Deen Proud: The Butter Sculpture Art of State Fairs

    Wikimedia CommonsButter sculpture of of a dragon. We call her Margereene. ​The Missouri State Fair's kicks off this Thursday in Sedalia. Where there's a fair, there's one thing for certain: Butter sculptures. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Fair's annual butter sculp ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Another Reason to Avoid Prison: Single-Ply Toilet Paper You Have to Make Yourself​Today we stumbled upon a factoid we did not know. Missouri inmates manufacture the toilet paper used by some 30,000 prisoners across the state. The program -- in operation since 2005 -- is so successful that Missouri's Department of Corrections also supplies Indiana's prison system ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Pork Belly Shortage! Bacon Prices Rise! Panic!

    Image viaTake a long look. This might be the last pork belly you see for a while.​Bacon. Bacon on everything. Bacon salt. Bacon shoes. Bacon bras. The Bacon Explosion.Deep down, you knew this day was coming:According to the Des Moines Register, there is a shortage of pork bellies nationwide. The p ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.9

    Health officials destroy over $1,000 worth of local fruit over business license dispute. (Chicago Tribune) ​ USDA kills never-functional livestock-tracking program. (Des Moines Register)Brooklyn high school students flock to food justice class. (New York Times)Need sandwich assistance? There' ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.14

    A new study finds that Americans pay attention to the news of food recalls -- but don't search their own houses for recalled items. (Reuters)An Iowa company touts a new genetically modified soybean that could produce frying oil with zero transfats. (Des Moines Register)Mexico objects to a Burger Kin ... More >>

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    October 5, 2007
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    December 22, 2004

    Attack of the Blog

    A Post reporter is suspended for extracurricular Internet activities

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    October 15, 2003

    Dying to Get Out

    Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.

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    August 23, 2000

    Road Warriors

    In Monroe County, Ill., some visitors are more welcome than others