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  • U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

    (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax...
  • BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

    BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought
    The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad...
  • Our unwanted 'deserts'

    Convenient access to fresh fruit and vegetables certainly isn't right, but it shouldn't be a luxury either. The health effects of a diet absent these ingredients are abysmal, and places considered "food deserts" report high rates of obesity,...
  • Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of 'recall'

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court...
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds local producers of acreage report deadline

    The deadline is quickly approaching for agricultural producers to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Northampton/Lehigh/Carbon/Monroe county Farm Service Agency required that planted acres be reported by...
  • USDA updates recall of tainted chicken to include military bases

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. military bases and military commissaries in five states that supply food to personnel and their families are among the outlets believed to have received salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms, the U.S. Department of...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....