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4 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Back to School: 'Tossing the First Lady's Lunch'

While most national-media reporting on Michelle Obama's push for strict school-lunch standards has been delivered with unhealthy amounts of promotional syrup, some outlets have grown more blunt.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc., Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Fort Thomas, KY, US News

8 hrs ago | Boston.com

Dining Out The Bancroft: a steakhouse successfully reimagined

Just what Burlington - nay, the world - needs. Another steakhouse. Imagine those sentences dripping in barnaise-flavored sarcasm and crusted in peppercorns with a red wine demi-glace and a side of creamed spinach.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Dining, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Bumper crops leave farmers scrambling for storage space

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

Brandon Sun

Beyond honeybees, what? You can attract many other pollinators to your yard

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Agriculture, US News

New Hampshire Public Radio -

No New Hampshire Schools Signing On To FDA 'Free Lunch' Program

The Manchester School Board voted Monday night not to apply for a new federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students, but the state's largest city is not alone in opting out of the program.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Raw Story

Dept. of Agriculture: Researchers are close to creating an allergy-free peanut

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

WVNY

USDA Secretary to Visit VT

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday. A press release says funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on Vermont farms will be announced.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack

Media Research Center

Ethical Conflict Doesn't Stop Al Jazeera from Attacking Chicken Industry

Anti-factory farming rhetoric is all the rage on the left, so when the USDA announced changes to its inspection for the first time since 1957, liberal outrage was sure to follow.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegan

KTIV-TV Sioux City

USDA will consolidate Madison County, Nebraska offices

The U.S. Agriculture Department is moving one of its service centers in northeast Nebraska from Battle Creek to Norfolk.

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Related Topix: US News, Madison County, NE, Agriculture, Science, Battle Creek, NE, Norfolk, NE, Pierce, NE

Science

Animal welfare accreditation questioned

The international gold standard of laboratory animal care may have lost a bit of its luster.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Department of Defense, US News, Activism, Agriculture, Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NewsTarget.com

New experimental GMOs cause Public outrage after USDA colludes with biotech industry

Despite a groundswell of opposition from watchdog groups, doctors, scientists, 50 members of Congress and thousands of members of the general public, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to move forward with approval for three new genetically modified crops designed to be sprayed with Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, US News, Agriculture, Science

MacMegasite

iNutrients App Now on Sale Thru Labor Day - Covers 10 USDA Nutrients

Indie developer James Hollender's version 2.1 of his iNutrients app contains the latest USDA National Nutrient Database , which requires no Internet access, for 10 nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K, is now on sale with 25% off thru Labor Day, September ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, US News, Life, Food

KIMT

Deer population killed off in Clear Lake

Conservation officers with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have been working to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease for a number of years.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Agriculture, Science, US News

Ag Professional

Crop and livestock markets diverged Monday

Monday's old-crop bean reversal seemed to spark widespread crop selling. The tight old-crop bean situation has been supporting bean and meal prices lately, but September beans and meal futures reversed sharply lower today, which seemingly triggered a concerted decline among the crop markets.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News

FoodNavigator

RD: 'Natural' claim tarnished, but still meaningful

Catherine Adams Hutt: "'Natural' and related terms have meaning, intent and consumer appeal because they convey clean label, a minimal number of ingredients, minimal preservatives and consciousness of what people are eating."

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Related Topix: US News, Food and Drug Administration, Agriculture, Science

The Washington Post

Soybeans Slump to Lowest Since 2010 as U.S. Crop Seen at Record

Soybeans slumped to the lowest level since 2010 on expectations farmers in the U.S. will harvest a record crop.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Science / Technology

Agri Marketing

Highlights Of The 2012 Census Of Agriculture: Legal Structure Of Illinois Farms

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2012 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE: LEGAL STRUCTURE OF ILLINOIS FARMS Aug. 25, 2014 Source: University of Illinois news release Throughout the United States and around the globe, consumers are increasingly concerned with how their food is produced.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Water project's progress gives Mt. Joy hope

A more than two-year water project to extend the city's water lines into a parched community is trickling forward but moving toward quenching the town's thirst.

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Related Topix: Mount Joy, PA, US News

The Motley Fool

U.S. Navy Eyes Biofuels to Fuel Fleet of the Future

Every single day the U.S. Department of Defense uses 300,000 barrels of oil. It alone accounts for about 2% of America's total daily energy consumption, which makes it the single largest fuel consumer in the country.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Alternative Energy, Energy, US News, Agriculture, Science

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