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FILE - In this Sept. 2014, file photo, Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air's vice president responsible for cabin service and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, answers reporters' questions during a news conference in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air Lines apologized Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014,  for inconveniencing passengers after Cho ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nuts in the first class cabin. A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

“Any type of publicity is good for the industry,” Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association President John Cross said. “Macadamia nuts are not well-known outside of Hawaii and the West Coast. If they were as well-known in the Central and Eastern U.S., there wouldn’t be enough nuts to supply demand.”

This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows slow cooker onion soup in Concord, N.H. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

The genesis of onion soup is unclear, but some attribute the version we know today to a French king. Even in modern France, onion soup is slurped up by late-night revelers taking a break in the party to revitalize their bodies with warm oniony broth before continuing the fete into the morning hours.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, election worker Gary Daniels prepares ballots to be recounted at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore.  Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods are conceding defeat.  The Yes on 92 campaign said Thursday there are no other legal options remaining that could lead them to victory.(AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

“The labeling movement will continue to grow,” the campaign said in a statement. “We draw strength from the fact that we came so achingly close to winning this vote, despite being outspent by more than $12 million.”

COLE: Beer of the Week, Dec. 12

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I’m the first to admit that most breweries aren’t the magical places you’d expect them to be. Most of them don’t have televisions and very few offer anything more than popcorn — and even that’s barely edible. Breweries are fairly quiet, open spaces where one should consume and contemplate beer, pay for it and make way […]

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, a customer looks at the menu at McDonald's drive-thru in Williamsville, N.Y. McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food, CEO Don Thompson said Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

Thompson has conceded McDonald’s Corp. has failed to keep up with changing tastes. One of the problems is that people are increasingly moving toward foods they feel are fresh or wholesome, and the image of fast-food burgers and fries doesn’t exactly fit that bill.

This product image provided by General Mills shows packaging for its "French Toast Crunch" cereal. General Mills is bringing back the popular ‘90s cereal in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales. (AP Photo/General Mills)

The food maker says the move is purely a response to consumer demand, but it comes as General Mills and other cereal makers are coping with weaker cereal sales due to changing consumer tastes.

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