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How long does food last after an outage?

Power outages that last for hours mean you will probably need to throw out a lot of food in your refrigerator and freezer.

Tags: outages , food safety , USDA ,

Monday - 07/26/2010, 07:03am EDT

Md. approves use of deer birth control

Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a deer birth control product, but the state's director of wildlife said Friday he can't imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.

Tags: deer , Gonacon , Deer birth control , Paul Peditto , Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service , Environmental Protection Agency

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 07:01am EDT

First-ever food bank in Loudoun Co. for Thanksgiving

The effects of the years-long economic recession are immediately apparent this holiday season as many families who have never before needed financial support are looking to food banks to put a turkey on the table.

Tags: Loudoun County , food banks , Capital Area Food Bank , Lynn Brantley , food security ,

Monday - 11/22/2010, 10:19am EST

Snacking isn't an apple any more

More people are snacking at fast food restaurants.

Tags: snack , McDonald's , Burger King , Popeyes , KFC ,

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 10:19am EDT

Produce may retain pesticides after washing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says despite giving produce a thorough washing, chemical residue from pesticides can remain on the surface of your food.

Tags: produce , pesticides , Environmental Working Group , Amy Held , fruits , vegetables

Monday - 05/03/2010, 12:13am EDT