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2008-07-18 03:00:36

By Lappe, Frances Moore News broadcasts report a horrific "world food crisis." But there is no food shortage. In fact, there's more than enough food to make us all chubby-even counting only the "leftovers," what remains after turning more than a third of the world's grain and fish catch into feed. The forecast for world cereal production in 2008 stands at a record 2,164 million metric tons, says the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization. That's an increase of 2.6 percent over last year,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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