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The episode of sequestration – the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that take effect today – reminds us of what happens when legislators cease to legislate.
Offering perspective on today's issues
You probably won't hear the word "gross" from kids who attend the Southlake YMCA's no-bake cooking class.
CHICAGO | Public health officials in Illinois say the holidays mean family, food and safety.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama will be arriving in Chicago, and if we had the opportunity to speak with him we would urge him to have the administration finally take action on a law he passed Jan., 4, 2011, that reforms America’s dangerously outdated food safety system.
The food system is broken. In Indiana and around the world, vast amounts of food are wasted while many go hungry. One-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The number of food-related disease is on the rise.
A recent change to Indiana law means it is easier than ever for people to produce and sell food items they have grown or prepared in their own homes.
CROWN POINT | Homemade foods are often given as gifts over the holidays and add a personal touch. Canned gifts need special attention to ensure they are preserved correctly and safely, said Corinne Powell, who teaches food preservation classes for the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension…
Safe lunches begin with safe shopping and home storage. When it comes to lunch box safety, you can't be too cool for school.
There are several smart reasons to grow the produce that your household eats, even if you do it on a small scale. It's fresh, inexpensive, safe and enhances a healthier diet and lifestyle. Read on for ideas on how to start growing your own food.
Want to eat fish but are afraid of consuming too much mercury? In an unusual health study, researchers analyzing toxin levels in toenail clippings determined that mercury from eating fish does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke.
If Gov. Mitch Daniels and others in state government believe an internal review will put to rest questions about the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's cozy relationship with Duke Energy, they're mistaken. An ethical breach that has led to the firings or resignations of four men demands…
CHAMPAIGN | From the first days of the recent recall of 550 million eggs from two Iowa farms, one issue about large-scale agriculture has been clear: When something goes wrong on a big farm, it's going to be a big problem.
Millions of eggs from the Iowa farms at the heart of a massive salmonella recall are not destined for the garbage but for a table near you.
CHICAGO | Eggs sunny side up still are on the menu. But restaurants nationwide are more closely watching egg suppliers and reminding diners of the dangers of undercooked food after a massive recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.
WASHINGTON | Half a billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that has already sickened more than 1,000 people.
CINCINNATI | Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
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