CDC: Big food illness outbreaks deadly but rare

The Food and Drug Administration became aware of the Chipotle investigation over the weekend and on Monday talked to officials at the chain.

44,000 cubic yards of debris collected in South Carolina after flooding

COLUMBIA - The historic flood that killed 19 people in South Carolina and devastated roadways, has also left untold heaps of debris in its wake.

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NEW YORK - Dish said Wednesday that some channels have gone dark for more than 5 million of its customers because of a fight with the channels' owner, Sinclair Broadcasting. Dish said that 129 local stations in 79 different markets are affected.

McBean man's care brings zebras back to health

Jeb Boggus had considered getting a zebra to add to his collection of animals at his McBean property, but he never imagined he would get two.

Delectable, no-work, native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

"The (American) persimmon tree has received more criticism, both adverse and favorable, than almost any known species," stated a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin of 1915.

PETA requests federal review of University of Georgia for use of dogs, other lab animals

ATLANTA - An animal protection group wants a federal review of the University of Georgia after the group obtained a document detailing the use of live dogs, pigs and goats to teach medical procedures that include placing a breathing tube through a hole in the throat.

Energy and manufacturing center opening in Aiken

Aiken Technical College will open its new Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing on Sept. 18.

End GRU primate studies

If GRU wants to be a cutting-edge research facility, its resources should be directed toward development of humane, nonanimal alternatives.

Bad-faith organics: Former USDA inspector now embraces GMOs

...movement actually stood for something.I grew up on an organic grain farm and worked from 1998 to 2003 as a U.S. Department of Agriculture-contracted organic inspector. Organic farmers still were in control back then, and were looking for no-till...

Agriculture commissioner stresses importance of biosecurity for avian influenza

Gary Black, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, made an appearance in Augusta last Thursday with a clear message to Georgia poultry-farm workers.