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You can’t beat beets for a summer of nutritious meals

Beets can be a delicious summer side dish, as well as a colorful addition to an otherwise green salad.



Foodborne illnesses peak in summer

Nearly 48 million cases of foodborne illness occur each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many of those occur during the summer.



Pork lovers can rejoice over new cooking regulations

Pork tenderloins, chops and roasts will now be juicy and safe to eat, thanks to new U.S. Department of Agriculture cooking guidelines.



Speaker: Technology is critical in addressing world hunger

Shoppers at farmers’ markets enjoy the freshness, taste and quality—and simplicity—of local produce and meats straight from the farm. But farmers can’t feed a growing world population using small-farm technology from a previous century.




Wear life jacket, follow rules, boat safely

Many people spend their summers—or part of their summers—on lakes and rivers, boating and having a good time. Too many boating accidents occur each year, and many could have been avoided if careful attention was placed on boating safety.




Air quality specialist says beef not to blame for emissions

Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s research at the University of California-Davis challenged the United Nations’ claims that livestock are responsible for most greenhouse gas emissions.



Food deserts found amidst plentiful local food supplies

A food desert is not a new geography term; it’s an apt description of areas where low-income consumers either cannot afford healthy, nutritious food or don’t have affordable transportation to that food.



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