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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • U.S. government warns Oregon researchers about monkey care

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned a major research hospital that it provides inadequate veterinary care to monkeys at its primate research center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said on Thursday. The Aug....
  • Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. U.S. consumers have taken note, and so have food...
  • EatingWell: Keep your portions under control with this simple guide

    Most of us--even the experts!--underestimate how many calories we eat. That's because portion sizes can be hard to judge without measuring or weighing everything you eat. Simplify the process by using the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate model....
  • Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: The risks of living in today's United States should not extend to eating meat purchased in supermarkets. Yet staff shortages and other problems in the nation's meat...
  • Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community

    Newport News in talks to bring grocery store to Southeast Community
    City officials are in talks with two grocery store businesses in the hope of convincing at least one to locate to the Southeast Community. "We have in the past year or two contacted every grocery store that would go in the Southeast Community, in...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets....
  • Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

    The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere. After three years of profits, analysts are calling 2014 a break-even year,...
  • Meatless Mondays about education, not propaganda

    The following editorial appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Sept. 12: Beware the bean burrito. More than legume-filled deliciousness, it could represent the work of an "activist movement" that seeks to starve your children of meat...
  • Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak

    Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak
    LIVINGSTON Calif (Reuters) - Sanitation problems at a slaughterhouse can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," by allowing dangerous bacteria to remain on meat that is shipped into the food supply. In the poultry industry, salmonella...