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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

(Harry Crimi on the left. Credit: Mike Dougherty)

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

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

09/26/2012

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USDA Pushing Fruits and Veggies Into School Lunches, But Will Kids Bite?

“It’s all in the messaging,” says Sandy Sherman, director of nutrition education for the Philadelphia-based Food Trust.

09/04/2012

Stigall Show Log 7.27.12

Chris talks to Senator Pat Toomey on the Senate vote to extend some of the Bush Tax Cuts, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece on the opening of the Olympics and Michael Vick sell his new line of clothes, and to City Councilman Jim Kenney on his proposed resolution to condemn Chick-Fil-A.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/27/2012

(Merchants shop at a wholesale produce market in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Local Food Prices Remain Stable Despite Drought In Midwest

Produce prices in our area have been stable this summer and should remain stable until locally grown produce is gone.

07/19/2012

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Study: Raising A Child Born In 2011 Will Cost About $234,900

A new study revealed that a child that was born during 2011 will cost about $234,900 to raise.

06/14/2012

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