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Rural Americans’ Drinking Water At Stake With Trump Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s election victory last fall relied on rural communities. Now, four months later, those same communities face a significant s...

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are The Working Poor

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides more evidence of just how many low-income households continue to struggle to put ...

FYI, Apples Are Often Frozen In Time For 10 Months Before You Eat Them

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.17.2017 | Taste

When you pick out an apple at the grocery store, you may not think much about where it came from. But the truth is that some apples take a fascinating...

Trump Budget Plan Cuts International Food Aid Program, Halts Funding For Clean Water In Rural Areas

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating an international food aid program, halting funding for clean water initiative in rural areas and reduc...

Trump’s Agriculture Pick Has Serious Ethics Issues, Too

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

Former Georgia Gov. Sony Perdue, nominee for agriculture secretary, has long been considered one of President Donald Trump’s safe and uncontroversia...

Food Assistance Programs Are A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Maryann Jacobsen

Coauthored by Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND is a Pediatric Dietitian, Author of Feeding Baby, TEDx Speaker, and Food Justice Advocate. Everyone d...

Bird Flu Found In Tyson Chicken Farm, Over 70,000 Birds To Be Euthanized

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.06.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and t...

USDA Starts Reposting Some Of Their Deleted Animal Welfare Records

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

The Department of Agriculture has started to repost some animal welfare data previously deleted from its website, after two weeks of public outcry ove...

Surprisingly, These Foods Are Actually Safe To Eat When They're Moldy

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Taste

Mold is usually a pretty clear indicator that food is past its prime ― most instincts will encourage people to steer clear. And it’s a good instin...

Food Industry Finally Agrees To Make 'Use By' Labels Less Confusing

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Taste

Studies have shown that 90 percent of consumers are confused by date labeling, resulting in an excess of food waste. Considering the fact that the U.S...

People Are Protesting USDA Records Blackout With Photos Of Puppy Mill Survivors

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Animal lovers are flooding social media with photos of their pets to express their opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision last ...

Keith Olbermann: Trump Administration Just Made Life Worse For Pets

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Keith Olbermann has taken aim at the Trump administration for scrubbing public animal welfare records from the Department of Agriculture’s website. ...

The USDA’s Data Purge: Who’s Actually Being Protected?

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.09.2017 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Compassion and capitalism can coexist so long as legitimate watchdogs are working to ensure that societal standards of humanity are maintained for tho...

The Humane Society Is Fighting Back After USDA Hides Animal Welfare Data

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

At least one animal advocacy group has made it clear that it will fight the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the deletion of years of animal welfar...

The HSUS challenges USDA over mass removal of animal welfare records

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.06.2017 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There's an outpouring of anger and mistrust about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's abrupt decision late last week to delete from its website inspe...

Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Imperil Breakthrough Discovery On Bees

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

Julia Fine was all set for the next chapter. She’d packed her bags and moved out of her apartment, and was days away from making the drive from Penn...

USDA Scrubs Public Animal Welfare Records From Website

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has removed a slew of animal welfare data — including inspection records for institutions like zoos, laboratories...

The Faulty Thinking of Climate Skeptics

William S. Becker | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
William S. Becker

It may be that the intellectual flim-flam around global climate change will never end. It seems to rise from the grave again and again. Right now, it ...

The Local Food Movement Is Flourishing And Shows No Signs Of Stopping

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green

For a long time, the prevailing mantra of farming in America has been simple: “Get big or get out.” That mantra traces its roots back to the late ...

It's Time For Scientists To Embrace Self-Promotion

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

In his first days in office, President Donald Trump is already leading his administration on a crusade against science. He’s blocked the USDA and th...

The Clear And Present Menace Of SciLence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2017 | Science
David Katz, M.D.

I heard from a public health colleague this week, whose work and time are partly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that the CD...

Trump's Environmental Rollback Could Hit Rural Communities In Their Wallets

Steve Zwick | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace A few years back, the Yurok people of California started tapping carbon markets to save their fore...

Trump's Pick For Agriculture Secretary Is A Climate Denier, Too

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

It appears to be a recurring theme among President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees: climate skepticism. Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R), whom ...

Donald Trump Names Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump named Sonny Perdue, the former Republican governor of Georgia who famously prayed for rain during a 2007 drought, to lead...

This Is How Much It Costs To Raise A Child In The United States

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.10.2017 | Parents

That New Year’s resolution to save more money will definitely come in handy if you’re expecting a baby. The U.S. Department of Agriculture release...