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  1. North Stonington names project manager for emergency services building constructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | TheDay.Com

    North Stonington - An architect out of Mystic will take on the project manager role for the new emergency services building in July, laying to rest a weeks-long debate. The Board of Selectmen last week voted 2-1 to allow Peter Springsteel to combine the roles of owner's representative - which he's been performing since the beginning stages of the project - and project manager, contingent upon Springsteel's agreement to a slight modification in the job description he created.


  2. Millions needed to fix - horrible' food stamp programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Boston.com

    The Baker administration said it will have to spend millions of dollars to repair a food stamp computer system that has continued to unfairly deny thousands of elderly, disabled, and working poor their food stamp benefits - a situation officials called horrible. The $35 million system was rolled out last year, and the Patrick administration gave assurances that it was running properly in late December, after early trouble with processing food stamps arose.


  3. National-scale effort addresses pollinator declinesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Environmental News Network

    A new White House plan to promote the health of bees and other pollinators calls for boosting research into ongoing population declines - and potential solutions. The plan, released yesterday, also recommends numerous measures to address growing concerns about the threat that bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators face from multiple factors, including pathogens, pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss.


  4. Loveland baby-toys company launches Kickstarter campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Denver Post

    Like most modern parents, Alexandra Wolff knows the pain of stepping on a child's wooden blocks in the dark of night. Unlike most parents, she responded to that problem by inventing a soft, nontoxic block that she hopes to bring to market with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that launched Tuesday.


  5. Dollars for Food EntrepreneursRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | East Texas Review

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant program.


  6. Meat country of origin labels rejected by WTORead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The New Zealand Herald

    The WTO has decided that the U.S. "country of origin" labels put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage. Photo: AP.


  7. Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans' Right to KnowRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Indybay.org

    Washington, D.C.-Today, the World Trade Organization ruled that mandatory country of origin labels rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.


  8. Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | PR Newswire

    The Academy supports these recommendations that will improve how and what Americans eat. "The Academy applauds the evidence-based systematic review of the literature, which is vital to the DGAC's assessment of the science," said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President .


  9. on Native GroundEDWARD Snowden's Act of Courage is Just the BeginningRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2013 | American Reporter

    If one in six Americans is having trouble getting enough to eat each day, wouldn't the right thing to do be to find ways to feed these people? The U.S. House Agriculture Committee wants to chop $21 billion over 10 years, and change eligibility standards that would cut off benefits to about 2 million people. The U.S. Senate version is only slightly better.


  10. Soon you'll know if your steak was mechanically tenderizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Consumer Reports

    It will soon be possible to greatly reduce your risk of getting a potentially deadly form of food poisoning from steak or other cuts of beef, thanks to a new federal labeling rule that Consumer Reports' food safety advocates have long been urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to put into place to protect consumers. The recently issued final rule, which will take effect in May 2016, requires labeling for beef that's been mechanically tenderized , a process in which a machine punctures the meat with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers .


  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for beef, pork and poultry Wednesday - just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of the law.


  12. Erlanger Hosts Affordable Care Act Information Session WednesdayRead the original story

    Thursday | Chattanoogan.com

    Erlanger Health System community health centers will host an Affordable Care Act information session on how to understand health insurance at the Southside Community Health Center on Wednesday beginning at noon.


  13. 61% of Your Calories Are From Highly Processed Food: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Health.com

    As much as Americans like to pretend to worship at the altar of kale, many of us are cheating with chips, a new study suggests. We like junk food so much that 61% of the food Americans buy is highly processed, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition .


  14. Sow There! Tilth is a good dirty word in potted plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Last summer I planted a six-pack of Vinca rosea in a big, thin metal bucket near the front door. By now, I know this plant pretty well.


  15. Madison County Extension Office - Think food safety this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    Memorial Day weekend is here and it marks the beginning of the summer season of backyard grilling.


  16. Bird flu will impact egg pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WPTV Local News

    The USDA lowered its 2015 projections for egg supplies last week, saying that the discovery of bird flu in Minnesota, Iowa and other Midwestern states will constrain egg production. Food distribution giant Sysco told Reuters last week that it was talking to its customers -- big restaurants, hotels and hospitals -- about possibly changing their menus temporarily until egg prices stabilize.


  17. Newly opened steakhouse, Prime & Provisions, now serving lunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Examiner.com

    Prime & Provisions , a newly opened steakhouse from the team behind Siena Tavern, Bull & Bear and Public House, is now open at 11 a.m for lunch dishing out a lighter side of its dinner fare. Located at 222 North LaSalle Street, the eatery also boasts an the outdoor patio to enjoy items such as Lump Crab Caesar, the Pickled Purple Cauliflower side, Prime Rib Dip and the Petit-Cut Filet.


  18. Skillsoft Announces 2015 Innovation Award Winners and Talent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PRWeb

    ... (NASA), Acosta Sales & Marketing, Deltek, the United States Air Force, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fallon Health were honored for delivering outstanding business results using learning and talent solutions from Skillsoft ...


  19. Senators protect industries in trade debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Washington a In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs." Whenever trade laws are rewritten, protected industries fight to hold the line, while others seek new advantages.


  20. Coffee price fall puts brakes on Colombia coffee revivalRead the original story

    Thursday | Agrimoney.com

    The dramatic recovery in Colombia's coffee output and exports from their lowest levels since the 1970s will tail-off next season, undermined by the retreat in prices, which is prompting talk of fresh producer protests. Colombia, the third-ranked coffee growing country, will produce 12.7m bags of the bean in 2015-16, on an October-to-September basis, the US Department of Agriculture's Bogota bureau said.