The Food and Agriculture Organization announced that the price of food has greatly increased.  Demands for meats, grains, and sugars are compounding the problem, via The Atlantic.

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The genomes for the chocolate tree and plant have been released by competing chocolate companies. Learn more about the science behind chocolate, via Nature.com.

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Resolution for the year: cook.  Mark Bittman shares advice and recipes for becoming a cook in 2011, via NYT.

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$30 million is going to be paid back to Northeast dairy farmers from Dean Foods because of price fixing.  Support your local dairy farmers, via Huffington Post.

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Seasonal high end specialties are under attack in France.  A recent murder, growing thefts, and disease threaten oysters and truffles, via Independent UK.

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