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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • "New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

    With recent government approval of potatoes that don't bruise and apples that don't brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves. What could be next? Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and...
  • April Fools' Day news you can trust. (No, really.)

    April Fools' Day news you can trust. (No, really.)
    April Fools' Day should really be April Bull's Day with all of the fake news crawling across the Internet and social media. The Tribune is compiling the silliness here so you have plenty of fodder for workday procrastination. You're welcome. FOOL: The...
  • Kevin Bacon and eggs; actor stars in egg industry campaign

    Kevin Bacon and eggs; actor stars in egg industry campaign
    NEW YORK — The egg industry is ordering up a side of Kevin Bacon. The American Egg Board says it plans to launch a print and online ad campaign this week featuring the "Footloose" actor and puns using his last name. The group says it's the first...
  • Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price

    Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price
    Buying organic fruits and vegetables costs more, and for many shoppers, the advantage hardly seems worth the expense. But there are certain produce items for which "buying organic is a must," according to a new release from Consumer Reports, the non-...
  • USDA says no federal violations in beluga death

    USDA says no federal violations in beluga death
    No violations of the Animal Welfare Act were found by the USDA in the recent death of a beluga whale at SeaWorld, the United States Department of Agriculture said Thursday.  USDA'S Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service began investigating the death...
  • More Summer Food Service Program sites needed in Lake County

    More Summer Food Service Program sites needed in Lake County
    With only a few months left before school lets out for summer, officials behind the Summer Food Service Program are saying there is a need for more locations in Lake County to provide meals to low-income children. Lake County offered 52 sites last year,...
  • USDA estimates Florida's citrus crop is lower than last year

    USDA estimates Florida's citrus crop is lower than last year
    Hammered by citrus greening disease, Florida's citrus industry will produce an estimated 102 million boxes of oranges during the 2014-15 season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday released estimates of Florida's citrus crop. The forecast is a...
  • Bison to roam Midewin prairie again

    Bison to roam Midewin prairie again
    Bison will once again roam the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, potentially as soon as this fall, after Midewin officials formally approved reintroducing a small herd as part of their plan to restore the prairie. "It's a national treasure landscape...
  • Five things for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Five things for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: 11 presumed dead in helicopter crash off Panhandle; how much time will be lost in I-4 traffic; Round building contractor off the job; and Florida Man beer is a thing. 1. Seven Marines and four...
  • Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs

    Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs
    There’s good news for shoppers in the latest Consumer Price Index update from the Department of Agriculture, released last week. Food prices in general should show little to no increase over last year. But there are a couple of exceptions and a...
  • Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss

     Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss
    An unexpected loss in a conservative, $2 billion municipal investment pool has led dozens of suburban villages, schools and libraries to take their tax dollars elsewhere. Local governments from Carol Stream to Highland Park have pulled millions of...