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Report: About 40 Percent Of U.S. Food Supply Is Wasted, But Most Americans Believe They Don’t Waste Much

The research, from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reveals that about three-quarters of Americans believe they’re wasting less food than the national average.


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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.



Health Officials Gearing Up For A Busy Mosquito Season

It’s only the first week of March and already state health officials are concerned about the impact of mosquitoes this Spring. The little bugs can already been seen buzzing around some Delaware Valley neighborhoods.


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Soaring Beef Prices Force Shoppers To Find Other Foods

Beef prices soared more than 10 percent last year according to the Department of Agriculture, and they will likely go up at least another 5 percent this year.


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Website Invites Philadelphians To Help Catalogue Trees In The Region

A tree census is underway in the Philadelphia area and for many of us, it’s do it yourself. The goal is to expand our understanding of the benefits of trees in health, energy and quality of life.



Center City Charter School Aims To Raise Stardards For School Meals

For the first time in 15 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is raising the standards for school meals.


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Ground Beef Recall Announced After E.coli Scare

Thousands of pounds of ground beef are being recalled across the Northeast after an E. coli scare.