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US Government Takes New Steps To Protect Americans From E. Coli
2012-05-03 04:35:04

Just in time for barbecue season, the US government has announced plans to expedite the process for finding the dangerous E. Coli virus in ground beef. They hope these new measures will allow them to quickly find the source of future outbreaks and issue meat recalls much faster than their current methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their new plans on Wednesday, saying they will be able to start tracing any tainted meat as soon as tests come up positive....

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2012-03-14 11:15:55

A new Wellesley College study shows that a queen bee´s promiscuity benefits the hive. Dr. Heather Mattila studied the lives of bee colonies and discovered that the more genetically diverse the worker bee, the healthier they are. These bees become so genetically diverse when the queen bee mates with multiple bees. Research in bees has been growing in recent years in order to better understand and protect them. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the honey bee population...

USDA Issues New Rules On Meat Packaging
2012-03-02 05:48:12

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced some big changes to raw meat and poultry labeling at grocery stores on Thursday. The USDA said that 40 of the most popular whole, raw cuts of meat and poultry will have nutritional information either on the package labels or on display to consumers at the store. "Providing nutrition information on meat and poultry products in the store gives shoppers a clearer sense of the options available, allowing them to purchase items that are...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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