Stories in Category "Health, Nutrition & Food Safety"

 CDC Researching Bacterial DNA to Minimize Food Poisoning Outbreaks

CDC Researching Bacterial DNA to Minimize Food Poisoning Outbreaks

The nation’s top disease detectives are betting genetic clues could help combat food poisoning outbreaks.
USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns

USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Iowa this week, speaking with poultry producers about the latest developments in the fight against Avian Bird Flu
Congress:  Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

Congress: Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

Under The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed by the House of Representatives this week, food companies would not be required to disclose whether t....
High Feed Costs Slow Recovery for PED

High Feed Costs Slow Recovery for PED

A battered hog industry still recovering from a devastating virus may have troubles ahead thanks to Mother Nature
Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

The Avian Flu took center stage at a congressional hearing this week in Washington, D.C.
U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-qu....
Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian....
Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by....
As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

According to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, total costs for SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2013. And while the uptick in payouts to....
Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Catherine Swoboda is an agronomist who develops educational programming for the World Food Prize Foundation. She is an Iowa State graduate with a bachelor....