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Tom Vilsack Unveils Campaign to Combat Childhood Hunger

The Agriculture secretary details new grant programs to feed the poorest children and improve school performance.  

Agriculture Has a Science Problem

A series of recent findings, particularly on nutrition, has sowed confusion.

Playing Defense on Crop Insurance

Agriculture leaders know that insurance programs could be targeted for cuts, especially if food stamps are too.

Farm Lobby Eyes Cuba

Dairy exporters and other agriculture groups are eager to sell to the island nation.

Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare Begins on the Farm

Famed activist tells agriculture group to focus on the farm, not the slaughterhouse.

Will FDA's Calorie-Count for Alcoholic Drinks Affect Your Drinking?

A new FDA rule forces restaurants to post calorie counts for alcoholic beverages, but some drinkers can still find ways to hide from their caloric consequences.

Brazil Declares War on Potato Chips, Soda, and Chicken Nuggets

Brazilian guidelines mark the first time a developing country has tried to stop a change in consumer behavior before junk food dominates—as it does in America.  

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