| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating!
Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said.
The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.
"It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:26 PM
EAST HARTFORD – Sixteen students at Goodwin College who completed a jobs training program for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were recognized during a ceremony Friday morning.
Six of the students have booked job...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
California has approved new quality standards for olive oil, dealing a major victory for large-scale state producers hoping to reverse years of European market dominance.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday adopted most of...
| Aug 23, 2014
Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Ali Jaber, 52, and...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September.
But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday.
According to the U.S. Drought...