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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Starting this fall, free breakfasts, lunches available for all CPS students

    Starting this fall, free breakfasts, lunches available for all CPS students
    Starting this fall, all Chicago Public Schools students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch at school. The high number of students living at the poverty level in the district qualified CPS to meet the required threshold for full reimbursement by...
  • Fitness Files: The American way may shock you

    Haunting the nonfiction aisle at Newport Beach's libraries, I discover topics I never knew interested me — early submariners, distance swimmers, psychopaths, John Wilkes Booth's escape, beating Las Vegas casinos, venturesome entrepreneurs. My...
  • Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms issued a recall for some of its chicken products Thursday, its first tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella. The recall is for chicken with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 21 to March 29, the company said. The...
  • 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. ...
  • Is your chicken making you sick? New study emphasizes washing hands, using thermometer

    Is your chicken making you sick? New study emphasizes washing hands, using thermometer
    Most people may claim they're aware of the proper, safe way to handle raw poultry, but how many actually observe recommended practices when cooking in their own homes?  A new study led by UC Davis Center for Consumer Research Director Christine Bruhn...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
  • City, county expand summer free meal programs

    City, county expand summer free meal programs
    When school lets out for the summer, many children lose access to free and reduced-price meals. In the past two weeks, Baltimore County and City both ramped up their efforts to feed these children, who account for eighty-four percent of students in...
  • 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....
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital

    Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital
    A 6-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking with his parents in Cupertino, Calif., is now recovering at home after being treated at a hospital. The boy was released Monday afternoon after treatment for puncture wounds and cuts to...