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The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

Fl.’s Ag Commissioner To Congress: Pass A Farm Bill Or Put U.S. Food Supply At Risk

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned Congress that if they don’t approve a farm bill the nation’s food supply will be at serious risk.

12/10/2013

Milk (AP)

$7 Per Gallon Milk Looms On Horizon

Congress has been struggling to pass any bills this year, but one of the biggest failures has been the lack of a farm bill. If Congress doesn’t move a farm bill soon, getting a gallon of milk may be more expensive than a six-pack of soda.

CBS Miami–12/05/2013

Sell By dates may be causing people to throw out  perfectly good food
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“Sell By” Dates Up For Debate

The most confusing numbers at the grocery store are not the prices but the “sell by” dates on just about everything.

11/15/2013

Milk (AP)

Sugar Reduced In Milk Served In Schools

In an effort to have healthier choices available in school lunches, suppliers of chocolate and strawberry flavored milk to most of the state’s schools have reduced the amount of sugar they use in the drinks.

CBS4–07/17/2012

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Fake Food Trying To Make Its Way Into The U.S.

We’re all on the lookout for counterfeit cash. We know to be suspicious of counterfeit purses. But what about fake food? It’s a growing threat in the US and beyond.

CBS4–06/18/2012

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Many S. Floridians Don’t Know Much About Oklahoma

As folks across South Florida follow the epic series between the Heat and the Thunder, one question emerged: How much do folks in South Florida actually know about the state of Oklahoma?

CBS4–06/18/2012

breastfeeding

Gov’t. Hopes To Empower Women To Breastfeed

Bringing home a newborn is a joyous, but challenging time in a parent’s life. Everything is new and could be a bit overwhelming, but when it comes to providing them with the very best, that should be easy. The very best could come from mom herself.

CBS4–08/22/2011

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Milk Does A Body Good Or Does It?

Milk has long been considered nature’s most wholesome food — vital to good health. But in recent years the dairy industry has come under fire for the use of antibiotics and growth hormones. Now, there’s new evidence, leading to a milk backlash, reports CBS4’s Cynthia Demos.

07/21/2011

BABY GENERIC

Study: Kids Should Put Down The Bottle

A new federally-funded study has confirmed research that children need to put down the bottle as soon as possible.

CBS4–05/05/2011

Miami-Dade and Broward County rank among the state's healthiest counties, according to a new study. (Source: CBS)

Tips To Make Your Possessions Last Longer

If you want to make food and clothing last as long as you can, there are a few tricks experts say will save you time, and money, throughout the year.

CBS4–01/27/2011