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Can Organic Food Really Improve Your Wellness?

By On March 29, 2017

The purchasing of organic food has become significantly more mainstream over the past decade since the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) set into effect the National Organic Standards. … Read More

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Foodborne Illness

Technology Changing the Way We Report, Find Out About, and Track Foodborne Illness

By On October 2, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “estimates that foodborne illness sickens about 48 million people in the U.S. each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.”… Read More

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Farmers Markets

Purchasing Locally Grown Food Helps to Promote Health

By On July 28, 2015

National Farmers Market Week has been celebrated annually for the past 16 years as a way to celebrate and recognize the services provided by farmers markets.… Read More

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Hunger Action Month

When 1 in 5 Children Go Hungry, It’s Time to Speak Up

By On September 20, 2014

September is Hunger Action Month, an awareness month sponsored by Feeding America, a charity that encourages all of us to have tough conversation about hunger in our communities. And it is a… Read More

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Food Safety

Enjoy a Safe Barbeque Season with these Food Safety Tips

By On June 13, 2014

Warm weather is finally here! To ensure your family and guests stay safe and healthy during get-togethers, here are some reminders on how to safely handle and prepare food. Buying and Storing… Read More

Food Insecurity
Farm Bill

Let’s Talk about Hunger, not Politics

By On February 17, 2014

Congress passed the Agriculture Act of 2014, a bill more commonly known as the Farm Bill. The bill’s passage is a key component to protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). … Read More