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Refrigerator. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Should You Toss Food On The Expiration Date?

Dr. Kim Mulvihill opened the KPIX 5 News refrigerator and proceeded to do what most of us do in the privacy of our own kitchens; she checked the dates of all the food products. She found an egg carton with a date from December 2012, milk that said “sell by” February 15th, and fresh orange Juice that was best if used by last week.

03/05/2013

A New Zealand white rabbit. (Greg Bulla/Wikipedia)

Lawsuit Claims Animal Cruelty By Santa Cruz Biotech Firm

An animal rights group is suing a Santa Cruz biotechnology company that has already been cited by federal regulators for a long list of animal welfare violations.

01/18/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

USDA Resumes Meat Purchases From Calif. Slaughterhouse Accused Of Cruelty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is resuming purchases of meat from a Central California slaughterhouse that’s been at the center of an animal cruelty investigation.

09/10/2012

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

Feds: Mistreated Cows In Central Valley Not Used For Food

HANFORD, Kings County (CBS/AP) — Federal investigators probing a Central Valley slaughterhouse say none of the sick cows that were videotaped being mistreated there entered the food supply. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of […]

08/31/2012

Cow. (CBS)

3 Congressmen Ask USDA To Reopen Central Valley Slaughterhouse

Three Central California congressmen cited the region’s high unemployment Thursday while asking the federal government to reopen a slaughterhouse at the center of a cruelty and food safety investigation.

08/23/2012

(CBS)

Feds Suspend Purchases From Central Valley Slaughterhouse Accused Of Cruelty

The federal government said it has suspended purchases of meat from a California slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health issues.

08/22/2012

(CBS)

Feds Close Central Valley Slaughterhouse Over Undercover Video

Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed.

08/20/2012

Raw ground beef (CBS)

Mad Cow Disease Found In Fresno No Threat To Food Supply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said a Fresno Holstein discovered in April with mad cow disease was an isolated case and posed no threat to the food supply.

08/03/2012

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