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UNH Uses Dishes To Promote Healthy Eating

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options.

09/18/2013

Kids playing football. (WBZ-TV photo)

Average Cost To Raise Child In The Northeast: $277,000

The national average of what it costs for a middle income home with two parents to raise one child is $241,080.

08/14/2013

A tree being tapped for maple syrup. (Photo courtesy: Diane Stern)

Sticky Situation: V.T. Considers New Grading Standards For Maple Syrup

In a state that has a long history of maple syrup production and fiercely protects the purity of its brand, Vermont producers are proud of their “fancy,” ”grade A dark amber” and “grade B” syrup.

10/07/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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USDA Awards Mass. $1 Million For Areas Affected By Beetles

Central Massachusetts communities will be receiving $1 million in federal funds to replant trees in areas affected by Asian Longhorn Beetle infestations.

08/20/2012

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Mass. Among States Affected By Ground Turkey Salmonella Cases

Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey.

08/02/2011

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Curious Whether Buying Organic Food Is Worth It

For some people, eating better means buying organic, but how do you know what you’re really getting?

06/14/2011

Asian-Long-Horned-Beetle (AP Photo)

Curious About Longhorned Beetle Poison

If the pesticide to control the Asian Longhorned Beetle is injected into Sugar Maple trees, would it poison the sap that could be collected from those trees to make maple syrup? Will the trees be identified that have been injected? -Ron, Franklin

WBZ-TV–04/27/2011

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Crews Injecting Worcester Trees To Prevent Beetle Invasion

The USDA began treating trees in Worcester County on Monday to prevent the spread of the Asian longhorned beetles.

04/25/2011

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