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Agriculture

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  • Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves

    Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves
    Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat. But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
  • Arlington Heights bans e-cigarettes for minors

     Arlington Heights bans e-cigarettes for minors
    Electronic cigarettes for minors are now banned by village code in Arlington Heights, although police and high school officials say they haven't seen it become an issue yet. At Monday night's board meeting, the village approved a change to its laws on...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • What does 'beyond organic' mean?

    What's organic and what's not? It can be confusing for consumers trying to choose clean, wholesome ingredients. In the agricultural industry, terms such as "beyond organic," "super organics" or "best practices" are prevalent. So what do they mean?...
  • Heather McPherson's top 10 restaurants to eat organic

    Many restaurants in Central Florida serve organic fare — including some that may surprise you. The following 10 restaurants, run by chefs dedicated to organic ingredients and sustainable practices, are my favorites. Not all of the menu items are...
  • Where to buy organic food in Orlando

    From buying clubs to mainstream supermarkets, it has never been easier to find organic ingredients and processed foods in Central Florida. Though Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market and Chamberlin's have long specialized in organic foods, they are no...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Quinnipiac University To Launch New Online Master's Program In Instructional Design

    Quinnipiac University's School of Education will introduce a new master of science in instructional design program in fall 2014. "The instructional design approach teaches us to apply what we know about how people learn to the design of effective...
  • Taxing Colleges, Hospitals Won't Solve State's Problems

    Credit House Speaker Brendan Sharkey with taking on one of the most serious problems facing the state — its over-reliance on the property tax to pay for government services. This antiquated system sets town against town, increases sprawl and...
  • A Springtime Truism: Campaign cash floods the Florida Capitol

    A Springtime Truism: Campaign cash floods the Florida Capitol
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando City Soccer struck out in the Florida Legislature last year when the team wanted a $30 million tax break to subsidize the construction of a new soccer stadium in downtown Orlando. The soccer club planning to soon join Major...
  • Wells ignited first-quarter brokerage profit with managed account sales

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strong sales of fee-based managed investment accounts by Wells Fargo & Co. brokers fueled a 41 percent jump in net income in the bank's "Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement" unit during the first quarter. The fourth-largest U.S. bank...
  • Paige Hawk: Beware of carcinogens in foods and products we buy

    Recently, a marketing report by Packaged Facts stated that American teenagers were expected to spend roughly $300 billion per year. As a teenager, I understand that a majority of this money is spent impulsively, without considering the quality of the...