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U.S. Meat Inspection System In Disarray, Watchdogs Say

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Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.

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Report Shows US Obesity Rates High But Holding Steady

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A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.

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Study Compares Low-Carb To Low-Fat, Sparks Controversy

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Low-carb appeared to be superior to low-fat for weight loss in a recent study. The results ignited comments from all sides of the diet debate.

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Garden Lessons Cause Kids To Crave Vegetables

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A program in Boston is whetting kids’ appetites for local produce by taking them on a tour of the food system, from seed to market to plate.

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My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything But Quiet

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Probably the biggest undertaking the Jack and Diane Aaron took on was the restoration of the barn on the property, built in 1935.

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Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and ?eld.

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Six Tips For Cleaning Your Backyard Eggs

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Preventing dirt from ever getting on the eggshells is the best way to keep dirt and poop off the eggshells. Sounds simple -- and it is!

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Jana Wilson

Jana Wilson is a veteran chicken keeper and writer based in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana

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Businessman Jeff Mease envisioned adding Asian water buffalo to his southern Indiana farm so he could milk them for cheese. But, that's not possible. Now what?

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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is an announcer and producer for Earth Eats and WFIU.

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Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

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Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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