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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Watchdog group names 'worst' restaurant foods

    Watchdog group names 'worst' restaurant foods
    How much are you willing to work out in order to dine out? That’s the tongue-in-cheek question posed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group that released its latest list of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium and high-...
  • White potatoes filled with vital nutrients

    Perhaps George J. Motsay's letter to the editor is pointing to information from a 2005 report by the Institute of Medicine, which used now-obsolete nutritional recommendations and outdated consumption data from the mid-1990s to justify excluding...
  • Where was the beef? [Commentary]

    Where was the beef? [Commentary]
    A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

    All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels
    With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of these are as new to me as they may be to you. Berkshire pork: This is purebred swine originating in Britain. It is...
  • State to consider emergency protection for tricolored blackbird

    State to consider emergency protection for tricolored blackbird
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the tricolored blackbird as a threatened or endangered species in response to a statewide survey showing its population has plummeted 44% since 2011. The...
  • Long time waiting

    From our perspective, so many of the problems facing residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News stem from a lack of economic opportunity. The neighborhood is among the poorest in the region and putting it on a path to prosperity will require...
  • The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time

    The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time
    It's noontime on a humid day early in June. It stormed in Isle of Wight the night before, leaving lots of fresh mud for Pete Edwards' hogs to roll around in. Edwards, a soft-spoken, bright-eyed man, stands in the pig pen dripping sweat while mud-caked...
  • PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection

    PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection
    Three abrasions on an elephant performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Anaheim prompted an animal welfare group on Saturday to call for a federal inspection. Delcianna Winders, a lawyer for the group People for the Ethical...
  • Butter is the hottest dairy commodity

    MILWAUKEE A growing appetite for butter has sent prices to some of their highest levels ever. Butter joins milk and cheese as a dairy commodity at record or near-record prices this year, as people around the world increasingly gobble up as much protein...
  • Area's farmers markets struggle for limited supply of farmers

    Area's farmers markets struggle for limited supply of farmers
    Last year, Qae-Dah Muhammad started a farmers market in South Shore in an effort to get neighborhood children eating healthy foods, rather than the chips and nachos she saw them munching on. With a lot of hard work, she created the South Shore Farmers...