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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

    Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week
    Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety. Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
  • Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

    Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs
    Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating...
  • Farm manure threatens Lehigh watershed

    Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure. The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
  • Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
  • First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...
  • U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency...
  • Florida backyard beekeepers keep hope, and honey, alive

    Florida backyard beekeepers keep hope, and honey, alive
    In a Maitland backyard, there's an unusual buzz in the air. It's bees. Thousands and thousands of bees. Dorine Olive and Chuck Fletcher have a whole colony of the insects, and it's time for the honey harvest. Like backyard chickens, backyard...
  • The carbon taxes we're already paying

    The carbon taxes we're already paying
    In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time. The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...
  • A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm

    A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm
    I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.” So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
  • Is organic chicken worth the price?

    Is organic chicken worth the price?
    Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it. To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
  • 67 giant African snails, meant for human consumption, seized at LAX

    67 giant African snails, meant for human consumption, seized at LAX
    Two picnic baskets packed with 67 live giant African snails were seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said Monday. The snails, which weighed a total of more than 35 pounds and reportedly were intended for human...