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Juan Valdez goes after Starbucks

Juan Valdez is opening franchised cafes in Florida.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

FILE - This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water fo…

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Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Beef may be your plate's biggest polluter

Raising beef for the American dinner table does more damage than pork. 

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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

BEIJING (AP) — McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

In this photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2011, a Chinese man poses for photos with Ronald McDonald, the mascot for fast food restaurant McDonald's outside one of its branch at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety …

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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

In this photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2011, a giant logo of fast food restaurant McDonald's is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday, July 21, 2014 after a Shanghai television station r…

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McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, a Chinese couple walk past a KFC restaurant at a shopping mall in Beijing. McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. (AP Photo/A…

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Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.

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Natural hues and a garden 'to dye for'

Natural hues and a garden 'to dye for'

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today's shift toward organic living.

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step six of making an eco dyed scarf, where after securing the bundle it is added to a eucalyptus dyebath. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step three from the eco dyed scarf-making process, where plant materials are scattered all over a pre-wetted (and mordanted) scarf. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step five to create an eco dyed scarf, where you fold the scarf in half over itself and wrap rubber bands tightly all over the bundle. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows a Japanese indigo ice water bath that starts out green, and then magically turns silk blue. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows the first step to gather plants materials for making an original eco dyed scarf. For this particular scarf, eucalyptus leaves (both in the dye as well as in the bundled scarf), marigold petals, red and yellow onion skins, red rose petal and avoca…

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows a eco scarf that was made in a simple tie dye fashion. Tied up in random places with rubber bands, it was placed into a eucalyptus bath. Then it was removed from the bath and more rubber bands were added before it was dipped into an iron modifer,…

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step four in the process to make an original eco dyed scarf. Fold the scarf in half and add more plant materials. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows the cover of author, Chris McLaughlin's book, "A Garden to Dye For." Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today’s shift toward more natural and organic living. But you don’t need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, swea…

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step two to make an original eco dyed scarf. Chris Laughlin started with a plain 100% silk scarf. This particular one is from Dharma Trading Company. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows a eco dyed scarf that became original, wearable art. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Evgenia Bobrova)

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In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows an end result of the eco dyed scarf-making process, a beautiful eco-dyed scarf that's unique to both the dyer as well as the plants. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Anthony Deffina)

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