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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: The risks of living in today's United States should not extend to eating meat purchased in supermarkets. Yet staff shortages and other problems in the nation's meat...
  • 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....
  • Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don't get as much, according to a new study. Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure...
  • 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...
  • Zoetis granted conditional license by USDA for PEDv vaccine

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Zoetis Inc has received a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its vaccine against a deadly piglet virus and will begin selling it this month in the United States, the company said on Wednesday. Shares of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Single moms by choice: Making the finances work

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a doting mom. The 46-year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids past the age...
  • American youths consume way too much salt, CDC says

    WASHINGTON More than 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren eat more salt than they should, taking in an average of nearly 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to a government report released Tuesday. That's nearly 1.5 teaspoons of salt each day...
  • Islamic State advances in Iraq force Syria to cancel wheat deal

    By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Syria has canceled a deal to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat from its 2013 local crop to Iraqi private traders as conflict raging in both countries has paralyzed transport of the grain, a source at Syria's state grain...
  • Top 10 endangered jobs face threat from technology, report says

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter. And it's a threat for workers in a variety of other fields, from flight attendants to drill press operators to lumberjacks. "When economies change, it kills opportunities,"...