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APS grant helps Waste Not feed Arizona families

Waste Not

According to the USDA, more than 30 percent of retail and consumer food gets tossed every day. That equates to more than 430 billion pounds of food wasted each year. USDA figures show that 24.2 percent of children in Arizona under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country, behind only New… Read More →

NAU researchers using genetic fingerprinting on cattle fever Nutdanai Prathan

Amidst new outbreaks of a disease that can be fatal to cattle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded NAU a $490,000 grant for an ongoing research project on Babesia, an organism carried by ticks and responsible for cattle fever. David Wagner, associate director for Northern Arizona University’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, said his team has… Read More →

USDA Celebrates National Small Business Week With Continued Investments to Help Rural Business Grow

Small Business

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces $4.7 million in additional investment for rural small businesses Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today kicked off National Small Business Week by highlighting USDA’s actions to help rural small businesses create jobs, get access to capital and spur economic growth. He also announced the selection of recipients for USDA’s Rural Business… Read More →

Just Say No To GMO

Genetically Modified Foods, GMO
by in Blogs | Healthcare

GMO foods are foods that have been genetically modified. They have been injected with a foreign substance in an effort to make food more resistant to disease, insects, frost or some other purpose. The problem is that these foods are often injected with a virus, bacteria or other carrier that alters the original food and… Read More →