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USDA Report: Americans Are Eating Healthier

According to the report, “Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010,” more adults are checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on most food packages.

10/06/2014

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Customs And Border Protection In Philly Intercepts Destructive Citrus Black Spot Disease

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that black lesions U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s intercepted on an orange at Philadelphia International Airport was the highly destructive Citrus Black Spot disease.

09/24/2014

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Report: Raising A Child Will Cost You More Than $245,000

Parents say raising a child enriches your life…and empties your bank account.

08/18/2014

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

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Health: Pesticides & Produce, Environmental Group Releases New Guide

A watchdog group released its annual report aimed at helping consumers make better choices in the grocery aisle.

04/29/2014

Hot Dogs

Kraft Recalls Nearly 100,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

The recall was announced on Easter and affects Oscar Meyer Classic Wieners.

04/21/2014

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Beef Prices At 27-Year High in U.S.

The trip to the grocery store has gotten a lot more expensive, especially when you head down the meat aisle.

04/14/2014

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The Economic Effect On Diet

Could the recent economic downturn improve our health? Certainly not from a standpoint of stress, but it did cause Americans to eat less overall, at least according to the USDA.

01/21/2014

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The Legalities Of Turkey Labeling

The USDA has guidelines on what the labels on the poultry you’re buying mean and they are important. Some terms you’ll see on the label sound good but mean nothing.

11/08/2013

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Federal Officials Tour Summer Meals Program In North Philadelphia

Representatives from the White House and the U.S.D.A. were in North Philadelphia on Tuesday visiting one of more than 450 Archdiocesan summer meals sites for kids.

07/23/2013

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Local Residents React To Exporting Of Horse Meat

On Friday, The USDA gave a slaughter house in New Mexico permission to begin exporting horse meat, but it’s still illegal to sell as food in the US.

06/29/2013

Anne Ayella, assistant director of Nutritional Development Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds up chicken nuggets, included in one free meal. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During Summer

The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.

06/28/2013

Benefits of Organic

Legal Definition Of The Word ‘Organic’

When you see the word “organic” on a food label, what it means and what it says to you are apparently two different things.

05/22/2013

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Food ‘Expiration’ Dates

What’s the difference between a sell by date, a best if used by date, and a use by date?

04/10/2013

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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