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Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Stories

2013-04-09 13:04:06

A study suggests that states with stricter school meal nutrition standards were associated with better weight status among students who received free or reduced-price lunches compared with students who did not eat school lunches.

2013-03-18 16:01:44

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm.

Behavior Of Bed Bugs Being Studied For New Management Tactics
2013-02-11 11:56:12

Learning more about the behavior of bed bugs is one approach being used by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to identify compounds to help control these pests.

Understanding Travel Patterns Of Microbes Blowing In The Wind
2013-02-07 09:32:18

With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.