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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill

    Humane Society backing new version of Illinois puppy mill bill
    The Humane Society has backed away from a proposal supported by Gov. Pat Quinn to prohibit pet stores across the state from selling dogs from breeders, instead amending the plan to try to make sure only "reputable breeders" provide the animals to the...
  • Rep. Andy Harris should support PAST Act [Letter]

    Rep. Andy Harris should support PAST Act [Letter]
    Maryland has a long history of producing some of the nation's finest horses. In 1970, efforts to end the cruel practice of "soring" in horses were led by Maryland Sen. Joseph Tydings. The Horse Protection Act, which resulted from his work, outlawed...
  • Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners for mislabeling

    Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners for mislabeling
    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners for possible mislabeling. The wieners in the Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners packages may actually be cheese dogs. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection...
  • Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]

    Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]
    Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • District 214 may quit federal school lunch program

     District 214 may quit federal school lunch program
    A northwest suburban high school district is looking to quit the National School Lunch Program, giving up about $900,000 in federal aid before strict new guidelines would restrict some fundraisers such as school bake sales. Starting in July, the Smart...
  • Ground beef recall sends 1.8 million pounds back to Michigan packer

    Ground beef recall sends 1.8 million pounds back to Michigan packer
    Michigan meat processing plant has recalled 1.8 million lbs of ground beef for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Monday. USDA said Wolverine Packing Co in...
  • 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,...
  • Arlington Heights District 214 votes to leave federal lunch program

    Arlington Heights District 214 votes to leave federal lunch program
    A northwest suburban school district is quitting the National School Lunch Program over a health-focused federal policy taking effect this year that officials say likely will cause the district to lose money. The Arlington Heights-based Township High...
  • 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...