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New Federal Regulations Call For Healthier School Lunches

“That’s not to say we won’t still see pizza. But you’ll see a whole-grain crust. You’ll see low-fat cheese. You’ll see low-sodium tomato sauce. You’ll see a salad alongside of that pizza,” USDA undersecretary Audrey Rowe says.

05/03/2012

Pink Slime Beef

Philadelphia School District Deciding Whether To Stop Using Beef With ‘Pink Slime’

The Philadelphia School District is weighing its options on whether it should opt for government beef that does not contain the filler that has come to be known as “pink slime.”

03/16/2012

Food Bank Hope Mobile Camden

South Jersey Food Bank’s Hope Mobile Brings Fresh Food To Camden’s ‘Food Desert’

A monthly food distribution by the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Hope Mobile to registered families in North Camden is the closest many of those in line say they will get to a supermarket-like setting.

02/28/2012

Members of the group Stop Animal Exploitation Now hold a sign protesting animal research. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Penn Research Lab Cited For Animal Cruelty

About ten people held signs criticizing animal mistreatment at Penn — not as part of research but by the conditions they live in at the labs.

09/25/2011

turkey burger raw warning

Philadelphia Bioethics Expert Criticizes USDA Over Salmonella Response

Penn bioethicist Art Caplan is criticizing the federal government for not informing the the public sooner about a salmonella outbreak apparently related to ground turkey.

08/02/2011

New Guidelines Allow For A More Liberal Approach When Cooking Pork

The USDA has revised its cooking guidelines for pork. You no longer have to cook it to 160 degrees. You can now serve it at a more medium rare temperature of 145 degrees.

05/29/2011

Politics and the School Lunch Program

There is no doubt that school lunches are quite important and for some children it might be the best meal they get each day. And that is why the school lunch program is so crucial.

10/06/2010

Response To Sherrod Resignation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack makes a statement regarding the resignation of  Shirley Sherrod  from her USDA post and answers questions from the media.

07/21/2010

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