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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach

    Government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach
    Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are conducting tests to see whether the procedure they followed to kill anthrax, though flawed by their own standards, may nevertheless have killed the potentially deadly pathogen before it...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: Keep your portions under control with this simple guide

    Most of us--even the experts!--underestimate how many calories we eat. That's because portion sizes can be hard to judge without measuring or weighing everything you eat. Simplify the process by using the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate model....
  • Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community

    Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community
    City officials are in talks with two grocery store businesses in the hope of convincing at least one to locate to the Southeast Community. "We have in the past year or two contacted every grocery store that would go in the Southeast Community, in...
  • Schools offer healthier foods but getting kids to eat them is still a challenge [Letter]

    Schools offer healthier foods but getting kids to eat them is still a challenge [Letter]
    With the new school year, parents' attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal...
  • Demand high, ESU seeks to build another suite-style dorm

    East Stroudsburg University officials say they have overwhelming demand for the two suite-style residence halls built on campus in the last several years. A third building has been in the works for more than three years, but was delayed as the...
  • California olive oil producers seek new rules to compete with imports

    There's a war over your salad dressing, and the front line has been drawn in California. The Golden State is considering first-of-its-kind grading standards for olive oil that could have far-reaching consequences for the $5.4-billion global industry....