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First Lady Michelle Obama at an event promoting healthier school lunches. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama at an event promoting healthier school lunches. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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USDA Delays Whole Grains Requirement for Schools

The Agriculture Department will allow some schools to delay adding more whole-grain foods to meals this year, responding to criticism from school nutrition officials and Congress that the standards were too difficult to put in place.

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Recall Rounds Up 8.7 Million Pounds of Beef

A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said Saturday.

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New Rules in Effect for Labeling Meat

Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.

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Flickr User KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima
Flickr User KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima
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Scientists Wrestle With Decline In Honey Bee Population [AUDIO]

There's real concern about the continuing decline in honey bee colonies.

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USDA Suspends Some Reports Due to Budget Cuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices.

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First Lady Michelle Obama at an event promoting healthier school lunches. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama at an event promoting healthier school lunches. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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USDA Implements New Food Safety Strategy [AUDIO]

The Fed is ramping up its efforts to track down food borne illnesses at their source.

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USDA Announces Response Changes to Unsafe Food

Today, the USDA announced several changes to its response efforts to track down unsafe foods. 

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