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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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters

    Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters
    About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up. Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
  • Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger

    Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger
    A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the...
  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...
  • Here's why you have to refrigerate eggs in the U.S. but not in Europe

    Here's why you have to refrigerate eggs in the U.S. but not in Europe
    Europeans store their eggs at room temperature, while Americans refrigerate them. This is something that inspires some American tourists on their return home to adapt a more Continental attitude to the storage of eggs. Bad idea. Though keeping eggs at...
  • Unemployment, poverty at the root of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]

    Unemployment, poverty at the root of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]
    Letter writer Eric Rozenman concludes that the Palestinian "celebration" of the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month is noteworthy because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly announced his regrets and said the perpetrators would...