Ag in the News
|February 20, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, News|
This week in the news:
Floridians are applying for food stamps at record-breaking rates. Almost half a million more people signed up for food stamps this year, a 29% increase.
Do you live near a fast food restaurant? This new study suggests you are more likely to have a stroke if you do (unless you eat fresh FL produce instead like we recommend :)).
On the food safety issue – The Georgia Department of Agriculture is trying to convince the public that peanuts are safe eat following the salmonella outbreak that sickened over 600 people, and Ag Secretary Vilsack is sending a letter to meatpackers with new labeling guidelines.