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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • First lady decries plan to lower school lunch nutrition standards

    After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
  • Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues

    Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues
    Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6%  in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.   "You’re probably...
  • Study: Pesticide used on 'bee-friendly' plants may hurt bees

    Study: Pesticide used on 'bee-friendly' plants may hurt bees
    Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group. The study...
  • USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

    USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat
    A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
  • Southland gets a leg up on aerospace, advanced manufacturing grants

    The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants. Though the...
  • Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, some sold at Sam’s Clubs, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
  • Governor gives Orange County schools' operations department top efficiency award

    Governor gives Orange County schools' operations department top efficiency award
    Orange County Public Schools' operations side has been granted the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. The Sterling is the highest award an organization can receive for performance excellence in Florida. Only two...
  • The food police keep giving us conflicting nutritional advice

    I am so confused. If I weren't always so ravenous by mealtime, I'd probably be paralyzed by the conflicting information nutrition experts feed us. Seems to me that the Food Police need to be reprimanded for periodic flip-flops. Make up your mind,...
  • Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control

    Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control
    About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...