Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children consume too much salt, raising risk of heart disease

...Consumer Services for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The USDA is also helping out with the bulk food it makes available to...two-thirds of which has no added salt, he said."At the USDA, we're working to make the school environment an important...

Seven Clever Food Strategies for Stretching a Small Budget

...of cooked black beans, for instance, provides 30 grams of dietary fiber while only providing 2.8 grams (4% of the daily USDA recommended value) of fat. In terms of filling you up without breaking the bank and without putting a bunch of junk in your...

Officials seize more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

...who was selling them illegally.The USDA discovered the snails through a tip from...reasons for importing the snails. The USDA believes most of the snails it has seized...said Wendolyn Beltz, a director in the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection...

Cool summer raises expectations of record corn, soybean harvest; seed, GPS technology factors

...market analysts and some farmers expect the USDA to revise expectations upward in a report...2009 with 164.7 bushels per acre. The USDA previously estimated 165.3 bushels per...a 3.36 billion-bushel harvest. The USDA expects a national average of 45.2 bushels...

EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4-D

...environmental review released last week, the USDA recommended approval. The agency said...600 percent by the year 2020.While the USDA only oversees the safety of the plants...In its environmental assessment, the USDA said increased resistance is a risk, and...

Internal investigation finds CDC scientist was mum for a month about flu virus accident in lab

...a study, the bird flu virus was given to chickens. The chickens died, prompting USDA staff to take a look at the sample and detect the deadly strain.The USDA lab notified the CDC lab in May, and the CDC lab confirmed the finding. But the CDC...

Protests USDA rules on organic foods

...is trying to do with organic foods. The USDA's well-publicized, temporary withdrawal...of the proposal. The instructions the USDA was given in the Organic Foods Production...Standards Board on those details, the USDA has proposed rules that do not codify the...

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USDA setting up gene research center at Cornell

...is expected to open this spring, said Judy St. John, an associate deputy administrator with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "The USDA-funded center will aid researchers around the country and the world in the quest to discover all...

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USDA develops quick test for E. coli bacteria

...test, can determine the presence of a dangerous strain of E. coli within five to 10 minutes instead of 48 hours or more, said USDA scientist Dan Laster. "We think this will encourage more testing of meat and other foods because it is such a simple process...

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Georgia tobacco might be rebounding from low point

...its price supports, had just about guaranteed income to farmers.Even since the Depression, tobacco had been grown under a USDA-administered quota system based on tobacco company's projected needs. But President George W. Bush signed an act Oct...