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Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage

The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week's issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains--up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility.
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Fun & Funky Restaurants in Brooklyn for Various Cuisines

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - Many people might think Manhattan is the hub of New York’s foodie culture, but the diversity of Brooklyn has increasingly made it a hotspot for NYC foodies. With independently-owned restaurants, young rising chefs, and something for just about every cuisine, Brooklyn is a great place to eat—breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert! The thing about all these Brooklyn restaurants, though, is there is always a ne...
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Walmart and Amazon will now compete on an entirely new battleground as low-income shoppers get access to spend food stamps online

Amazon and Walmart are now accepting Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for groceries that are purchased online. Amazon is also waiving Prime membership fees for families that qualify for SNAP benefits. It's estimated that roughly 18% of all SNAP benefits are spent at Walmart, or roughly $13 billion annually. Amazon and Walmart are now accepting Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for groceries that are purchased online as part of a pilot progr...
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Walmart and Amazon will now compete on a new battleground as low-income shoppers get access to spend food stamps online

Amazon and Walmart are now accepting Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits for groceries that are purchased online. Amazon also says it's waiving Prime membership fees for families that qualify for SNAP benefits. It's estimated that roughly 18% of all SNAP benefits, or roughly $13 billion annually, are spent at Walmart. Amazon and Walmart are now accepting Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits for groceries that are purchased online as part of a pilot program in ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Washington, Trends, Usda, Walmart, Aldi, Agriculture, Kroger, McDonald, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, Amazon Walmart, Walmart Amazon, Sonny Perdue, Thursday Amazon, US Department of Agriculture ShopRite

USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

The USDA this morning announced the launch of a pilot program that will open up online grocery shopping to those on public assistance. During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and soon, ShopRite and others. The pilot is live in New York state at launch, with availability that varies by retailer. Amazon’s prog...
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Chicken often contains fecal bacteria, lawsuit against USDA claims

The lawsuit cites a previous study claiming that fecal bacteria was found in 48% of poultry products analyzed.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Argument preview: Justices to consider meaning of “confidential” in Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issues specialized debit cards to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits recipients. Although the data that USDA gathers under SNAP are not quite so rich and revealing as those collected by private credit- and debit-card issuers, they do include commercial information about the retail grocery stores at which SNAP recipients purchase their groceries. The Argus Leader newspaper (based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) requested this data under the Freed...
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Unboxing Crowd Cow A5 Wagyu from Kagoshima, Japan

In this video, Sally and I unbox a 20 pound box from Crowd Cow. Inside was a 14 oz A5 Wagyu New York Strip steak from Kagoshima, Japan. Why you do you need a 20 pound box to ship a 14 oz steak? Because it’s protecting the best tasting and most expensive steak in the world! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel What Is Wagyu? Wagyu means Japanese cow and it is the name given to cattle breeds developed over centuries in Japan. Wagyu beef is known for its intense marbling and carri...
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United States: Highlights From The USDA Listening Session On Federal Hemp Regulations - Thompson Coburn LLP

On March 13, 2019, the USDA conducted a listening session to solicit comments from interested parties to aid in the drafting of rules that implement sections of the 2018 Farm Bill
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Trifecta adds Beyond Meat’s products to its organic prepared food delivery service

Organic meal delivery service Trifecta is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring the company’s plant-based meat replacements to its prepared meal and a la carte delivery service, the companies said today. Unlike its biggest competitor, Impossible Foods  (which chose to go a business-to-business route supplying its meat replacement to restaurants), Beyond Meat primarily went through the grocery store aisle to reach consumers. This marks the first time that prepared Beyond Meat foods will be a...
Tags: Meat, Food, TC, Diets, Articles, Tech, Usda, Ethics, Food And Drink, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Fed, Meat Substitutes, Trifecta, Greg Connolly Trifecta

GAO-19-312SP, Priority Open Recommendations: U.S. Department of Agriculture, April 04, 2019

What GAO Found In March 2018, GAO identified 11 open priority recommendations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since then, USDA has implemented 2 of those recommendations by, among...
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GAO-19-506T, Child Nutrition: Observations on USDA Actions to Improve Program Integrity and Address Improper Payments, April 10, 2019

What GAO Found The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken steps, or is planning steps, to improve the integrity of the child nutrition programs in response to recommendations from GAO's...
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FDA, EPA, and USDA announce strategy to address food waste

Today, as part of the Trump Administration's Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste.
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Hormel advertising suit reveals what ‘natural’ meat really means

Consumers want “natural” meat—and the biggest meat companies want to sell it to them. American shoppers are reaching for healthier, more environmentally and animal-friendly meat products, with 39 percent saying “all-natural” is the most important claim when purchasing red meat, according to a recent survey by Mintel. But there’s one problem: The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that when it comes to meat and poultry, the term “natural” means only that the product has no artificial ingredie...
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Personnel doubled to tackle growing outbreak of chicken-killing Newcastle disease

Federal and state officials are doubling the number personnel working to eradicate the virulent Newcastle disease killing Southern California chickens, thanks in large measure to $45 million in emergency funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new funds come in addition to $27 million previously spent on the growing epidemic. But the total, about $72 million spent or allocated so far, still falls well short of the nearly $170 million spent during the last Newcastle outbreak, in 2002...
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Refinery29 Readers Confess Their Amazon Hidden Gems

Amazon is essentially an IRL version of Ariel's treasure trove, famously detailed in her The Little Mermaid number, "Part Of Your World." Only instead of a cavernous hole 1000 leagues under the sea, all that "neat" stuff is housed on digital shelves across the web. And, instead of useless, "whozits," "whatzits," and, "thingamabobs," Amazon's best booty is a collection of secret weapon stuff that we never knew we needed and now we that we have it, simply can't live without — a collection we've c...
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Trade dispute reduces U.S. soybean area

In Germany, UFOP reports that because of the U.S. trade dispute with China and the resulting limited export potential, U.S. farmers are growing fewer soybeans. In most U.S. states, farmers have likely planted fewer soybeans in 2019. This assumption is based on figures published by the USDA, which expects the 2019 US soybean area to comprise 34.3 million hectares. This translates to an almost 2 hectare drop from the previous year. The decline is probably first and foremost due to the trade disput...
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The Basics of Borrowing: Find the Right Balance

Borrowing money gives you more spending power to buy a car, a house, or to finance a college education. Borrowing money also puts you in debt which limits your future spending power. If you’re shopping for a loan, balancing these two realities can help you maintain a healthy financial life. When You Should Get a Loan Some people believe in avoiding debt at all costs. On the surface you can’t really argue with this premise. Debt can be debilitating, especially high interest credit card debt. Wh...
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The Times Have Found You: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2019

“The Times Have Found You and Caught Up with your Vision,” said former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in his opening keynote at ABLC 2019, as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway in Washington DC.   “Now, make sure you do not make perfect the enemy of good. Deploy the technologies of today and keep working on the innovations for tomorrow, but don’t delay because those new technologies will one day arrive. Move into this generation, and then to the next, and then the next...
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After thousands of cats died in experiments, USDA says it will stop controversial research program

The USDA said the remaining cats who were not infected will be adopted by employees.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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USDA Says It Will Stop Killing Cats

Following the outcry over a disturbing government research practice that resulted in what critics have described as kitten slaughter, a research agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will no longer conduct the deadly testing as part of its research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Cannibalism, Usda, Kittens, U S Department of Agriculture, Ars, Toxoplasma Gondii, Toxoplasmosis, Cannibal Cats, USDA Says It Will Stop Killing Cats

United States: USDA Gathers Stakeholder Input On Hemp Production - McDermott Will & Emery

The Agricultural Act of 2018, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill, authorizes the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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USDA Terminates Deadly Cat Experiments, Plans To Adopt Out Remaining Animals

Scientists infected the cats with toxoplasmosis and later killed them. Bipartisan members of Congress complained about the practice and the agency ended the program.(Image credit: USDA photo obtained through a FOIA request/White Coat Waste Project)
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Albertsons Open Nature Adds Sustainable Products

Albertsons Companies and its stores Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs are elevating their environmental stewardship and helping consumers live green with the launch of compostable and earth-friendly products in their popular Open Nature private brand. Coinciding with the beginning of Earth Month, the unveiling of the new eco picnic wares continues a long history of responsible environmental prac...
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USDA study says corn-based ethanol reduces GHG emission 39%

In Washington, a new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower, around 43 percent below gasoline. The study, led by Dr. Jan Lewandrowski of USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist, and published in the journal Biofuels, supports findings of other research th...
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USDA Ends Deadly Cat Experiments, Plans To Adopt Out Remaining Cats

Reports about the agency's research on the Toxoplasma gondii parasite sparked major public backlash.
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USDA won't test on kittens anymore

The Agriculture Department announced Tuesday it is discontinuing its practice of infecting kittens with parasites for research purposes.
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United States: Snack Bar Class Action Powers On After USDA Action And FDA Inaction - Proskauer Rose LLP

Unlike a fine wine, a snack bar does not get better with age. Neither, apparently, does litigation. Last month, Judge William H. Pauley III in the Southern District of New York
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RFA says USDA data shows January ethanol exports hit 129.7 million

In Washington, U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons in January, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December and the lowest monthly volume in four months, but it represented an increase from the 88.3 million gallons shipped in January 2018. Brazil remained the top U.S. customer for the second straight month at 38.5 million gallons, buying 3% more than in December and capturing 3...
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The Next Chapter for Algae

The Farm Bill of 2018 recognizes algae as a crop for the first time. Will we be bold enough to treat it like one? By Dr. Rebecca White, Vice President of Operations, iWi (Qualitas Health, Inc.) Special to The Digest This Wednesday marks a major milestone in the history of the American algae industry: the first meeting in which the Biomass R&D Board Technical Advisory Committee officials will discuss algae as an agricultural crop. Up until now, the vast majority of governmental funding and suppo...
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