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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free Summer Meals Program Offered In East Hartford

    EAST HARTFORD – Volunteers and advocacy groups were in East Hartford Wednesday spreading the word about a free summer meals program. Only one out of every four children in Connecticut who receive free or reduced-price school meals participated in...
  • Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label

    Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label
    Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • 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...
  • Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]

    Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]
    When school let out for the summer, most of the children in Baltimore who qualify for free and reduced price meals — 84 percent — lost access to the three meals a day they count on during the school year. Struggling families and children...