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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Businessman Nik Patel held Rick Scott fundraiser at home

    Businessman Nik Patel held Rick Scott fundraiser at home
    Orlando hotelier Nik Patel, who was arrested Tuesday on fraud allegations, held a fundraiser for Gov. Rick Scott at his home in Windermere in April. An April 30 post on Patel’s company Facebook page shows a photo of Scott standing next to Patel....
  • Legal trouble grows for hotelier Nik Patel

    Legal trouble grows for hotelier Nik Patel
    Legal troubles mushroomed this week for Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who had gained prominence during the past two years renovating Central Florida hotels. Patel, 30, was arrested Tuesday on federal allegations of fraudulently selling $150 million in...
  • 2 food banks vie for federal contract

    Orlando-based Second Harvest Food Bank is in the middle of a messy dispute over a federal food contract that provides canned, frozen and dry goods to the poor throughout northeast Florida. The Central Florida nonprofit normally distributes food to...
  • EatingWell: Even fresh produce now has labels to decipher

    Labels are cropping up everywhere--even on fresh produce like pineapples! What do these stickers mean? Here's a handy cheat sheet: 1. USDA Organic "USDA Organic" is one label that's strictly regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It means that...
  • These 7 foods will satisfy your hunger and thirst

    By Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D., and Brigid Titgemeier, M.S., R.D.N., of Cleveland Clinic Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Did you know you can hydrate with what's on your plate -- not just what's in your cup? The following foods...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity
    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
  • Escalating the weed wars

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool nutrition can be challenging
    Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
  • Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken

    Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken
    Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said. The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...