The US Department of Agriculture has organized the US Food Waste Challenge to encourage Americans to reduce and recover food waste. By participating and promoting the challenge, the USDA will advertise participating organizations and their food waste reduction activities.
Half the farmers in the US are 55 or older, which means fewer small-scale farmers in the future. At the same time, the agricultural sector may be a source of jobs for the 74.2 unemployed youth in the world.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is promoting awareness for saving bees and other pollinators. Without bees to pollinate, agriculture and food production could be in danger, the group says.
Although some burger businesses will be closed on July 4, here are 14 burger joints in the US that are still open on Independence Day. Several of these burger businesses will also offer special Independence Day burgers.
Letters to the Editor for the June 30, 2014 weekly magazine:ANTHENILL: The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service works to prevent the suffering of animals, which is an important issue for the American public. LANDIS: I deplore animal cruelty and support animal welfare organizations, but this piece struck me as a propaganda front for extreme animal rights advocates.
Tainted California chicken: Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no apparent plans to shut it down.