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Teresa Miller
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Cherri Gregg
July 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past week, the Trump administration has said it wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which would strip more than 3 million people of their benefits. Individuals had been encouraged under the Obama administration to exploit a...
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The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
July 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm
By Carole Feldman WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close "a loophole" that enables...
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Raw meat
Muhammad Lila/CNN
May 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm
By AJ Willingham (CNN) — If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000...
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Walmart, Amazon and grocery chains hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamps recipients who want to shop for groceries online.
Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images via CNN
April 18, 2019 - 9:29 pm
By Nathaniel Meyersohn and Tami Luhby, CNN Business (CNN) -- Walmart, Amazon and grocery chains like ShopRite hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamp recipients who want to shop for groceries online. For the first time, the US Department of Agriculture has given the green light for...
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invasive insects
European gypsy moth: John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service. Emerald ash borer beetle: Dr. James E. Zablotny/USDA
Molly Daly
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears spring has really sprung — daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are buzzing. When it comes to the latter, Uncle Sam wants your help in making sure invasive insects don't spread, and invasive plants don't take root. USDA Senior Invasive...
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Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
March 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday. The recall affects about 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products produced on Nov. 30, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2019 - 6:59 am
By Denise Powell (CNN) — Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries...
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Doris Cochran works on "an ugly sweater," which she is planning to sell. Cochran is a disabled mother of two young boys living in subsidized housing. She’s stockpiling canned foods to ensure her family won’t go hungry if her food stamps run out.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP
January 21, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A consumer watchdog group has put out a new report showing increasing threats to U.S. food safety. A new report from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, titled " How Safe is our Food? " points to widespread problems with the U.S. food safety system...
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Dreamstime
January 17, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you like your burger: rare, medium, or lab-created? Lab-created meat — not quite vegetarian, not hunted nor slaughtered — is a tough concept to get your definitional and legal mind around. Plant-based meat...
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