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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Foster Farms recalls some chicken, 16 months into salmonella outbreak

    (Reuters) - California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raising deputy salaries: Smart move for community to stay strong

    The value of property nearly everywhere in Lake County has turned around, and that means governments shouldn't be in such deep panic mode as they contemplate budgets this year. Well, theoretically, at least. As budget season unfolds, this column will...
  • 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...
  • Lobby fights to include potatoes in WIC program

    Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC program,...
  • 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...
  • 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...