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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following news is from the New York Times on December 14, 2015.

A Sikh soldier is being allowed to keep his beard while the American Army decides whether to allow him to keep his beard. Until now, only a Jewish rabbi and 2 Muslim have been allowed to keep beards. These people were chaplains or in specialty medical fields. "It is first time in decades that the military has granted a religious accommodation for a beard to an active-duty combat soldier — a move that observers say could open the door for Muslims and other troops seeking to display their faith. But it is only temporary, lasting for a month while the Army decides whether to give permanent status to Captain Singh’s exception."

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