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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Reader feedback May 26: Evacuation plans, boat falls off, People Express to launch, California drought

    McAuliffe wants to review local evacuation plans Gov. Terry McAuliffe says reviewing Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plans is a "top priority." He has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads...
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • First lady decries plan to lower school lunch nutrition standards

    After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
  • The value of diet soda still stirring debate

    The debate surrounding the weight loss benefits of drinking diet soda--or more specifically, its artificial sweetener content--is a hot one. Some experts argue that drinking diet soda instead of its sugar-sweetened counterpart can cut calories and support...
  • USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

    USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat
    A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk
    Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.  The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the...