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Air Potato vine. (Source: Ann Murray, University of Florida)

Student-Run Beetle-Rearing Lab Will Fight Air Potato Vine

The first-ever student-run beetle-rearing lab will be in operation in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a mentoring event to celebrate Women's History Month, East Room, the White House in March, 2011. . (AP)

First Lady Promotes “Let’s Move” Campaign At Miami Park

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Miami Tuesday to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative by announcing a new partnership aimed at providing more healthy snacks to activity time to kids, especially after school.

02/25/2014

The protein in eggs help people feel full longer than the carbs found in cereal, pancakes and waffles. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Dried Egg Products Recalled Due To Salmonella

The USDA announced Saturday hundreds of thousands of pounds of processed egg products are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.

02/15/2014

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Recall Issued For Possibly Contaminated Cheeses Sold In Florida

Georgia Department of Agriculture issued a recall on for cheeses being sold in Florida and Georgia.

12/26/2013

(Source: CBS)

Why Your Chicken Could Be Coming From China Soon

The Lee family sits at home eating their chicken nuggets but does “mom” like the idea that as soon as next summer “nuggets” could be made with chicken processed in China?

CBS4–11/08/2013

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Shutdown Potentially Cuts Food Supply To South Floridians

Nearly one million people from Palm Beach County down to the Florida Keys could lose their food supply if the federal shutdown continues into November.

10/04/2013

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Gov’t Shutdown Halts WIC Funds For Moms & Babies

The partial shutdown of the federal government may soon affect low-income mothers and their infants.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

Workers destroy citrus fruit considered contaminated by the citrus canker virus October 10, 2000 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Robert King/ Newsmakers)

Canker Puts The Squeeze on LA Citrus Growers

A disease known around the world, but only recently prevalent on Florida citrus trees in the United States has now shown up in a second state.

07/05/2013

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Livestock “On The Moove” From South Florida Ports

There’s a lot more leaving South Florida ports than just cruise ships: exporters say the area’s ports are seeing a large increase in the number of Florida livestock setting sail.

CBS4–01/05/2013

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