U.S. Department of Agriculture

JFK Airport (credit: CBS 2)

Critics Crying Foul Over Plan To Control Bird Populations Near JFK Airport

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan would authorize staffers to kill a half-dozen bird species within a five-mile radius of the airport, but environmentalists said the plan conflicts with an effort to restore nearby wetland habitats for birds.

05/27/2012

Pink slime

Stringer Sounds Warning About ‘Pink Slime,’ Wants It Out Of Schools Now

It’s used as filler in low-grade ground beef. In fact, it looks like ground beef but comes from slaughterhouse trimmings. You’ve probably had some if you’ve ever eaten a bargain burger.

03/21/2012

A farm truck and snowmobile moved by the flood waters from the Tropical Storm Irene sits in the middle of a farmers corn field along Rt.30 Schoharie, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cuomo Creates $15 Million Fund For NY Farms Damaged By Irene

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.

09/03/2011

(AP Photo)

Mayor Looks To Ban Sugary Drinks From Food Stamp Users

First there were bike lanes and then no smoking on beaches. On Thursday came another proposal for New Yorkers: no food stamps for soda or other sugared drinks.

CBS 2–10/07/2010

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