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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....
  • Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership

     Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership
    Kevin de León thought his political career might be over. After losing a bitter contest for the California Assembly speakership to John Pérez in 2009, De León was stripped of his coveted Appropriations Committee chairmanship and moved to one of the...
  • Helping our beleaguered bees

    Helping our beleaguered bees
    Bee populations are declining precipitously. Sadly, that's no longer news. Beginning in fall 2006, beekeepers reported fatalities of 30 percent to 90 percent of their hives, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show. This phenomenon became known as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Food production shouldn't be a mystery: Reading behind food eco-labels

    What's in my food? How is it made? These are questions consumers are increasingly concerned about when it comes to purchasing food, according to the Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014, released by New Hope Natural Media and the marketing research...
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  • Foster Farms says it has reduced salmonella rates in chicken

    They found no smoking gun — no well or pasture or single source of contamination for the ongoing salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms. But on Monday, executives at the California chicken company announced that they had reduced levels of...
  • Delray Beach considers ban on sale of pets from 'puppy mills'

    Delray Beach considers ban on sale of pets from 'puppy mills'
    Delray Beach may be the latest South Florida city to join the pack on banning the retail sale of dogs from so-called puppy mills. On Tuesday night, Delray commissioners will consider giving preliminary approval to a law aiming to curb the practice,...
  • Sorry, Mila Kunis, but we are both pregnant

    A very "with child" Mila Kunis recently showed up on Jimmy Kimmel's couch to discuss her latest movie and her pregnancy. Soon the conversation took an unexpected, although scripted, turn. Kunis objected when Kimmel, an expectant father, said, "We're...
  • Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly — sometimes even daily — with antibiotic-laced food and...