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From Global to Local Issue Date: 06-15-2008

Cool Spots imageDiscover the ins and outs of the benefits of organic farming at Think Globally, Act Locally, Go Organic, http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01220. Check out Organic Basics for details on this popular, homegrown way of life. Read through personal stories at Farm Diaries, where you will learn all about the fun and responsibility that comes along with farming. If you have more questions, find answers in Interviews, where farmers tackle tough topics on organic farming.

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Dark, Milk or White? Issue Date: 02-10-2008

Cool Spots imageGet passionate for the tantalizing temptation of a delicious delicacy at The Sweet Lure of Chocolate, www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/
. Explore the Amazon jungle to see the cacao tree and get a taste of what those chocolate beans have to offer. Chocolate is actually a "feel good" food. No wonder so many people crave it! Besides the rush that caffeine in chocolate provides, phenylethylamine increases your brain activity and excites you. So next time you take a bite, appreciate the complexity in this simple delight.

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Tasty Tropical Treats Issue Date: 01-27-2008

Cool Spots imageExpose your taste buds to some sweet and spicy foods at The Missouri Botanical Garden's Tropical Feast, www.mobot.org/education/tropicalfeast. Did you know that the avocado is actually a fruit and that it contains up to 30 percent oil? Bamboo, a tropical vegetable, cannot only be eaten, but can also be used in construction. Food can also provide clues about the lives of ancient people. For example, fossilized sweet potatoes in the Andes are possible evidence of ancient trade routes between Asia and South America.

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Reap What You Sow Issue Date: 09-23-2007

Cool Spots imageMake some new friends at FSA Kids, www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/kidsapp?
. Jump into AgVenture and test your knowledge of agriculture as Zip leads the way around the homestead. Then meet up with some local farm animals for a game of Hay Now. If your belly is rumbling, check out Let's Get Cooking, full of kid-friendly recipes like fruit slushies and healthy chicken stir-fry. Before you go, browse through Fun Food Facts for cool trivia tidbits like how many apples come from Washington state and whether pumpkins are fruits or vegetables.

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Spread It On Issue Date: 07-22-2007

Cool Spots imageExplore the world of butter, a truly indulgent treat, at WebExhibits, http://webexhibits.org/butter. Browse through the history of this yellow gold to churn butter like the Arabs or add garlic like the Scots. This rich delicacy enhances the diets of many people around the world. Click on Global to learn about different cultures and their affinity for this tantalizing condiment. What Is Butter? is sure to melt away any questions you have about this spreadable substance. Once you are ready to get your hands dirty, Making explains how you can create butter in your own home.

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