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September 11, 2014

 

garden tools

Lentil Soup/Curry, Garden Tools On Loan, Meat Inspection

The Hub's tool share cuts down on new gardeners' start-up costs. Watchdog groups are concerned about the U.S. meat inspection system. Lentils with Daniel Orr.

September 11, 2014

 

workers breaking down chicken carcasses

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

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

August 29, 2014

 

peanuts

Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

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

August 19, 2014

 

meat locker

Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

July 9, 2014

 

chicken cutlets on a grill

Foster Farms Chicken Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella has been linked to Foster Farms chicken in a recent recall, but the magnitude of the outbreak may not yet be felt.

May 20, 2014

 

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1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled After Illnesses Reported

Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.

May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

May 2, 2014

 

organic pears

What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

March 6, 2014

More Produce, Less Potatoes 

Bell Peppers

Healthy Changes Coming To WIC Program

Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

invasive-toadflax

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

February 24, 2014

Farms By The Numbers 

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USDA Census: Indiana Farms And Farm Acreage Declining

According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.

February 10, 2014

Class I Recall 

Cows in field

USDA Recalls Beef Unfit For Human Consumption

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 

piglets

Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 9, 2013

Foodborne Fears 

Black and white microscope image of salmonella bacteria

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 278, Concerns Over Shutdown

While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.

September 9, 2013

Woof! 

A government poultry inspector examines chickens on a production line.

Watchdog Cries Foul Over Poultry Inspection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.

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