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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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....
  • Invasive trees sprout from Baltimore buildings

    Invasive trees sprout from Baltimore buildings
    Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church. It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled. That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
  • For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home
    Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...
  • U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed

    U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing lifting a ban on imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit. The announcement Thursday comes one week after China said it had reopened its doors to American citrus exports. Under the proposed rule, China...
  • Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training

    Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training
    Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
  • New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs

    New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs
    When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer’s website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy. She was told the dog was born in South Korea and brought to Texas. But soon after Civitano...