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More Must Be Done To Make Slaughterhouses Safer


OSHA is trying to learn more about injuries as they happen. The agency set a rule in 2015 that requires companies to report serious injuries within 24 hours.

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Slaughterhouse Workers Face Life-Long Injuries


Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.

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‘Superbug’ Found In Illinois Meatpacking Facility


The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.

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Coffee Doesn’t Pose A Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says

pouring coffee into mug

World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991, but the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case.

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In Chile, Use Of Antibiotics In Salmon Hits 9-Year High

A piece of salmon is displayed on a plate

Salmon producers in Chile increased their use of antibiotics last year despite international pressure.

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North Dakotans Vote To Keep Corporate Ag Out

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A bill enacted last year overturned a previous ban on corporate farming in the state that had been in effect since 1932.

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UPDATE: Philly Now Largest City With Approved Soda Tax


The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.

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Baked Vegetable Cups With Eggs

baked veggie cups with eggs

While you wait for your breakfast to bake, whip up a quick pico de gallo or tomato sauce to drizzle on top.

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Fines For Meatpackers’ Safety Problems ‘Embarrassingly Low’


Who is watching out for workers in the meat industry? Some charge government fines for safety problems are “embarrassingly low.”

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Farmland Buffet Helps Snow Goose Population Boom

Drew Fowler, a PhD student at the University of Missouri

To manage overpopulation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relaxed hunting regulations on geese in 1999. Some farmers have opened up their property to hunters.

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Spaghetti Squash Two Ways

spaghetti squash tomato sauce

Get the hype started early for spaghetti squash. It'll be another several weeks before it makes its market debut, but we're already excited about these recipes.

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No Room At The Bin: Wheat Surpluses Largest Since 1988


Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.

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How The Futures Market Keeps Your Grocery Bill Down (Video)

The futures market helps both producers and users of a major commodity, such as corn, defend themselves against major prices changes.

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Vilsack: U.S. Relationship With Cuba Begins With Agriculture

Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero (left) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.

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