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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day

    Best steaks for grilling on Father's Day
    Dad doesn't need another tie for Father's Day. Just grill a steak on June 15 and let him groove to a carnivorous beat. What to buy? Well, rib-eye remains the favorite across the United States — and the bigger the better on dad's day. But the...
  • The food police keep giving us conflicting nutritional advice

    I am so confused. If I weren't always so ravenous by mealtime, I'd probably be paralyzed by the conflicting information nutrition experts feed us. Seems to me that the Food Police need to be reprimanded for periodic flip-flops. Make up your mind,...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Kick the diet soda habit

    Environmental Nutrition The debate surrounding the weight loss benefits of drinking diet soda -- more specifically, its artificial sweetener content -- is a hot one. Some experts argue that drinking diet soda instead of its sugar-sweetened counterpart...
  • Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?

    Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?
    Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
  • U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China

    U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China
    The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled. "You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers
    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
  • USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease

    USDA expanding release of parasitic wasp to combat citrus disease
    The U.S Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it would expand efforts to breed and release a tiny parasitic wasp in an attempt to contain the spread of a disease that has killed thousands of citrus trees in Florida and now is threatening California'...
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • Ground beef recall linked to 11 illnesses in four states

    Ground beef recall linked to 11 illnesses in four states
    At least 11 people in four states have been infected with E. coli-related illnesses linking back to the 1.8 million pounds of ground beef recalled by a Detroit packing company Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The meat...
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  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...