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2014-09-12 23:04:57

New Data Shows 71 Percent Increase in Sales of Healthier School Meals Products Nationwide Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 As the latest phase of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) strong school nutrition standards take effect, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will honor 250 schools for becoming healthier places. School leaders will receive National Healthy Schools Awards at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Leaders Summit, September 12 – 13, in...

2014-09-09 23:11:51

Regular hot chocolate contains only 5% as much caffeine as coffee according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food information website. COGO's caffeine content is comparable to coffee creating new refreshment opportunities for the fans of caffeine. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People who enjoy caffeine's refreshing qualities now have a hot chocolate alternative to help them get their day started and keep it running. This will be good news for people who have...

2014-09-03 12:33:05

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. "Our elected officials need to make ending hunger a national priority," said Rev. David...

2014-07-15 08:30:43

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Eggland's Best (EB) mark a special occasion as they commemorate the 20 billionth USDA-approved Eggland's Best egg. Eggland's Best eggs are sold in all 50 states in supermarkets across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126781 "We are pleased to have such a strong partnership with Eggland's Best and are proud that the USDA grade mark appears on their egg cartons,"...

2014-06-25 23:00:23

A nutrition education program in low-income child care centers can improve a child’s at-home consumption of vegetables and low-fat/fat-free milk, according to a study by researchers from RTI International, Altarum Institute, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the first to examine and find that a multicomponent nutrition-education program for low-income preschool-aged children and parents in a child...

Phaseolus Genome Lends Insights Into Nitrogen Fixation
2014-06-09 03:24:23

DOE/Joint Genome Institute "It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world," Humphrey Bogart famously said in the movie Casablanca. For the farmers and breeders around the world growing the common bean, however, ensuring that there is an abundant supply of this legume is crucial, both for its importance in cropping systems to ensure plant vitality and for food security. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Energy...

2014-05-15 23:08:09

U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the winter of 2013-2014 and one in three colonies over the 12 months that ended in April 2014, according to a national survey published today. University of Maryland entomologist Dennis vanEngelsdorp led a team of 11 researchers in the survey of commercial honey bee colonies, which contribute $15 billion a year to U.S crop production. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the...

2014-05-15 08:24:49

UMD-led national survey suggests all bee hives should be treated for common parasite COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the winter of 2013-2014--significantly fewer than the winter before. But tough times continue for commercial beekeepers, who are reporting substantial honey bee losses in summer as well. Beekeepers who tracked the health of their hives year-round reported year-to-year losses of...

Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

[ Watch The Video: Ants Dueling ] North Carolina State University The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The researchers studied Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), which can undergo significant changes in physiology...

2014-05-12 12:23:08

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been effectively eradicated from an area in Boston, Mass. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130514/CL13559LOGO "The mission to eliminate this destructive beetle in Boston, combined with various levels of cooperation, has resulted in success," states Osama El-Lissy, APHIS Plant Protection...


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