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(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 78,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

It’s been a year since the Giant African Land Snail began its invasion of South Florida. Since that time, more than 77,000 snails have been collected on 340 properties in Miami-Dade County.

CBS4–09/05/2012

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RaceTrac Chicken Wraps Recall: High Health Risk

If you recently bought a chicken wrap from a RaceTrac gas station, you should read this “high-alert” recall notice.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 40,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

The Giant African Land Snail may not sound like a rapidly growing problem. But state officials have been trying to fight the invasion since September of last year.

CBS4–04/13/2012

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Chicken Breasts Recalled Over Fears Of Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of cooked chicken that was shipped to Florida over concerns it may be contaminated with Listeria.

CBS4–12/12/2011

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USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted Meat

In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.

CBS4–09/13/2011

Roseate Spoonbills walk by the water in the Florida Everglades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Promises More Money For Everglades Restoration

The U.S. government has committed to spending some big cash to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades.

CBS4–08/11/2011

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Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids Sick

Is your kid’s brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.

CBS4–08/08/2011

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Alonzo Mourning Serves Up Free Breakfast To Kids

Nearly one hundred kids at Miami’s Hadley Park were on hand Tuesday morning when NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning and members of the Miami Heat organization rolled up in a Walmart semi-truck to serve them breakfast.

CBS4–06/28/2011

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Food Pyramid Gets A Makeover

The Food Pyramid is getting a makeover. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a new food icon, to help consumers make healthier food choices.

CBS4–06/02/2011

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USDA Grants Disaster Aid To Miami-Dade Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Miami-Dade County a primary natural disaster area following severe weather that caused an estimated $51 million in crop damage in the county.

CBS4–01/27/2011

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