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Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food

Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food
While socioeconomics play a significant role in Americans’ opinions about food safety and in their purchasing decisions, higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices.



Tobacco growers consider implications of FDA nicotine proposal

Tobacco growers consider implications of FDA nicotine proposal
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes public comment on a proposed nicotine standard for combustible tobacco products, Virginia tobacco growers are considering the future of their industry.



Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate

Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate
A long-term study on the use of the weed killer, glyphosate, by U.S. agricultural workers has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer.



Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs

Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary, Food Evolution, may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities

Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have joined forces to launch a new awareness campaign called “Farm Town Strong,” to highlight the opioid epidemic’s impact on U.S. farming communities and to provide resources and support for those affected by the crisis.



Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside

Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside
For anyone walking, hiking or simply spending time in the backyard, ticks can be a problem.



Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key

Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key
Ernest “Bing” Kallus is still recovering from the Rocky Mountain spotted fever he contracted from a tick bite 13 months ago.



Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated

Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated
Crunchy cucumbers are not only a low-calorie snack; they also are a highly nutritious addition to any meal.



Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer

Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer
Two Florida companies are working to develop a small plastic pouch designed to make produce safer. The pouch releases chlorine dioxide gas, which eliminates E. coli bacteria and other pathogens from the surfaces of fruits and vegetables.



Farm group, others dispute claims in What the Health

Farm group, others dispute claims in <i>What the Health</i>
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is joining researchers and nutritionists in questioning claims in the sensationalized Netflix movie What the Health.



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