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Articles by Sarah Gonzalez

Salt levels in school meals source of contention

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29- Among the contentious points in USDA’s proposed “Nutritional Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs” is sodium, which is a major component in salt. The school meal standards adopted the salt restrictions in the 2010 dietary guidelines, which the Sa
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USTR debating if Japan should join TPP

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14-- The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement includes “new and innovative” proposals with the goal to create a model of how trade should be conducted in the Asia-Pacific region, said United State Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Demetrios Marantis.
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Senator Stabenow outlines next steps for Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30- Farm Bill hearings will resume at the end of January or the beginning of February, Senator Stabenow told Agri-Pulse today. She said the Senate Agriculture Committee will continue to work with its counterpart in the House to continue fine-tuning Farm Bill negotiations, while us
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Food pantry donations decrease as food prices increase

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is serving 46 million Americans, the highest in the program’s history, said USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon. Rising numbers of recently unemployed or underemployed, as well as th
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