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Vermont bans brownies, turns kids on to kale, gluten-free paleo lemon bars

By Bruce ParkerPublished September 12,
Fox News
It’s a best-seller at bake sales, a king of American confections, even a mandatory munchie of marijuana users. But the iconic chocolate brownie, that perfect blend of cake and cookie, is banned in Vermont schools.

In its place are new hoped-for kid favorites like fruit shish kebab, kale and even gluten-free paleo lemon bars.

Quinoa. The new superfood.

By CARLOS VALDEZ and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press – Tue Jan 4, 12:55 pm ET

CARACOLLO, Bolivia – It’s as inhospitable as climates come for crop cultivation, the dry and rocky soils of Bolivia’s semiarid altiplain. Miguel Choque can see his breath as surveys his fields of quinoa, the Andean “supergrain.”

Gluten not the only pain in the gut

PAULA GOODYER – Sydney Morning Herald 09/12/2010

When it comes to gut symptoms like pain and bloating, gluten is often the prime suspect – a trend reflected in the current boom in gluten-free foods. But making guesses about gluten isn’t always smart – you could be backing the wrong horse, says Dr Sue Shepherd, senior lecturer at Monash University in Australia.