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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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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...
  • 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...
  • Having a baby? Get ready for a bellyful of costs

    It more than goes without saying that having children costs money, from bake-sale supplies and college funds to tattoo removal and bail. Just look at the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reports that a child born in 2012 would...
  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
  • EatingWell: Don't want food treated with antibiotics? 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 water in a...
  • 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...
  • Ash baseball bats endangered by insects, rise of maple

    AKELEY, Pa. The bats Ted Williams demanded, with their 25 growth rings per inch, came from the Allegheny Mountain forests that unfurl in all directions from this flyspeck Warren County town. So did the wide-grain models Pete Rose preferred and Dick Allen'...
  • 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...
  • Too much added sugar can sour your health

    Too much added sugar can sour your health
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
  • Ethanol offers consumers a choice

    Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...