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USDA Researchers Go High-Tech to View Tiny Organisms

“Seeing the unseen” may sound like a science fiction movie theme, but it’s actually the real-life mission of USDA scientists who use special high-powered...

Tactic for Pasteurizing Raw Eggs Kills Salmonella, Doesn’t Harm Egg Quality

Classic Caesar salad, old-fashioned eggnog, some homemade ice cream—and many other popular foods—may contain raw eggs. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-led research has produced a...

Good News about Early Childhood Obesity Rates

USDA believes in giving children a foundation for life-long health through access to healthy food and quality nutrition education. So, that’s why we are encouraged...

Deletion of FAT10 gene reduces body fat, slows down aging in...

A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body...

Disinfecting Honey Comb with Ozone

Sometimes even honey bees need help with "housekeeping," especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the honey's been removed. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption

Efforts to weaken new standards not warranted, say researchers Boston, MA -- New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals...

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop...

‘Greener’ aerogel technology holds potential for oil and chemical clean-up

Cleaning up oil spills and metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for companies and governments globally. But a group...

Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crop Production

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments...

California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts

As California braces for record drought, ranchers are among the most immediately impacted, and most say they are not ready for the severe water...

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