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WOOD MAY LEAVEN YOUR FOOD

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The next time you eat a piece of cake or sip a drink, you may have a pine tree to thank.

Many baked goods and beverages contain Torula yeast derived from wood sugars, according to Georgia-Pacific Corp., a forest products company.The sugars are recovered from wood fibers during the papermaking process, which utilizes pines, spruces and other softwoods.