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Factory farms exposed in recall of half billion eggs

WASHINGTON---The recall of half a billion eggs blamed in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has pushed to the top of the Senate agenda enactment of a long-stalled bill to strengthen federal food safety enforcement.

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Study: Junk food addiction similar to crack-cocaine

It doesn't take neuroscience to figure out that eating too much junk food is probably not good for you. Or does it?

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Don’t eat that onion dip! FDA recall could balloon to biggest in history

Stop. Before you eat that honey mustard onion pretzel, did you know it could make you sick?

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Rally: Jobs crisis a life and death emergency

CHICAGO - Dozens of people rallied here at Federal Plaza today demanding that Congress act immediately to address the worst job crisis since the Great Depression.

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Black history event inspires activists to fight for equality

Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.

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Desperate times in America: selling food stamps to pay bills

With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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Local group fights genetically modified seed

Video: A worldwide campaign is emerging against corporate agribusiness's genetically modified foods and to preserve local seeds and crops. This video traces, one such effort the Semillas Criollas Indigenous Seed Project.

 

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For-profit firms jam up food stamp delivery

Extreme poverty and hunger is growing across the country, yet, a majority of states don't reach their entire eligible populations.

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Poultry companies on trial in film and courtroom

Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.

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E. coli deaths point to food safety failures

Two people have died and another 28 are ill after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The deaths underscore the failures of the nation's food safety system.

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