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2014-05-14 16:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report

New School Standards Helping To Cut Down On Junk Food
2013-06-27 15:05:18

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new "Smart Snacks in School" standards that will make school vending machines include some healthier options.

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2011-07-23 05:35:00

The USDA is considering new regulations that would require meat and poultry producers to clearly state on their labels when their products contain added water, chicken broth, salt, or similar additives.

2011-07-20 13:41:00

REDLANDS, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Esri have partnered in the implementation of a fully cloud-based geospatial portal.

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2011-04-29 06:05:00

The Obama administration Thursday called for food companies to cut back on their aggressive advertising of junk foods to children, saying the marketing campaigns contribute to a serious health crisis in America’s younger generation.

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2010-12-30 06:11:25

Nutrition labels that are found on everything from soda to cereal, will now be required for meats beginning January 1, 2012.

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2010-12-03 09:35:00

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved legislation that will expand the nation's school lunch program while making meals healthier.

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2010-05-26 06:20:00

US researchers claim to have identified a potential disease responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honeybees, which is responsible for wiping out many beekeepers’ entire colonies over the past few years.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.