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CDC Lauds Schools For Improving Nutrition, But Says More Can Be Done

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed how much school nutrition standards have changed from 2006 to 2014.

August 27, 2015
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USDA Looking Into Dolphin Deaths At SeaWorld

The dolphin was 7.

June 17, 2015
Education, Money, USDA, Food, Children, School, Lunch, Government Programs, Poverty

Some School Food Program Recipients Ineligible, Audit Finds

A USDA audit on school lunch and breakfast programs illustrated that there’s no such thing as a free lunch after wrongdoing was uncovered.

May 6, 2015

This Week In Crazy: If You Drink Spoiled Milk, There Will Be Death Panels

Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

April 24, 2015
Health, Meat, Diet, Agribusiness, GOP, USDA, EPA, Tim Huelskamp, Politics

Conservatives Find Political Red Meat In USDA Diet Guidelines

GOP defends big agribusiness and makes beef out of the new Dietary GuidelinesAdvisory Committee’s recommendation on eating less meat.

April 9, 2015

New Food Agency? Hold The Hysteria

Move over, anti-vaxxers. Food-safety activists are here to sow false panic about what you eat.

February 24, 2015

USDA Sued By Advocacy Group Over Handling Of Salmonella In Meat

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District […]

May 28, 2014

First Lady Decries Plan To Lower School Lunch Nutrition Standards

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it. The attempt to scale back […]

May 28, 2014
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Grass-Fed Beef Gains A Following, If Not A Definition

By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram GRANDVIEW, Texas — Jon Taggart squinted toward a dozen or so steers, all uniformly black-hided and docile, as they moseyed through a gate to an adjoining pasture of foot-high grass, unlike neighboring fields that almost looked as if the land had been scraped bare. Forage is key to producing grass-fed […]

February 13, 2014