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New Mexico chili peppers are distinct, but locals in the pepper industry have been struggling to compete with the foreign pepper market. A new state law requires that only New Mexico-grown peppers are labeled as such. Danise Coon/AP/NMSU Chile Pepper Institute hide caption

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Danise Coon/AP/NMSU Chile Pepper Institute

Michael Levy enjoys a game of Mahjiang with local youth. Courtesy Of The Author hide caption

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USDA meat labeling rule may make it easier to tell if your meat's been treated with a saline solution. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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President Barack Obama walks with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha to St. John's Church Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Washington. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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