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Crews on Long Island are fighting to prevent the spread of Asian Longhorned Beetles. (Credit: CBS 2)

Clock Is Ticking In Fight Against Asian Longhorned Beetles

The Asian Longhorned Beetle first appeared in New York in 1996. It is believed that it came from China to Brooklyn in packaging material.

06/23/2014

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Annual Report Sheds Light On Pesticide Levels In Popular Fruits And Vegetables

A report released by a Washington D.C. watch group aimed at helping consumers make better decisions in the grocery aisle may have tarnished the apple’s healthy reputation.

04/29/2014

FILE - The label on a box of Hostess Brownie Bites. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Nutrition Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

02/27/2014

Butchers at Catelli Brothers (credit: catellibrothers.com)

NJ Slaughterhouse Shut Down For Inhumane Treatment; Company Launches Investigation

The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli Brothers in Shrewsbury after determining the video documented two instances of inhumane treatment of animals that were to be slaughtered.

01/27/2014

Deer (file/credit: Clipart)

Federal Sharpshooters To Help Control Deer Population On L.I.’s East End

As many as 3,000 deer will be killed during the hunt, which begins in February. Officials said the overpopulation has been blamed for the spread of Lyme disease, damage to crops and car accidents.

12/10/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major Risk

Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

11/10/2013

The Asian long-horned beetle, a menace to certain trees, has resurfaced on Long Island following a five-year absence. (Photo: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Bad News For Trees — The Asian Long-Horned Beetle Is Back

They are pests that we thought were under control. Now, for the first time in five years, there’s a new infestation of the Asian long-horned beetle.

09/27/2013

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary Drinks

The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.

06/19/2013

FILE - Pizza (credit: Thinkstock)

Plastic Fragments Prompt Recalls Of Frozen DiGiorno, CPK Pizzas

Nestle Pizza Co. is recalling four frozen-pizza products that might be contaminated with plastic fragments.

05/03/2013

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Farm Rich Products Recalled Over E. Coli Fears

The recall, announced Thursday, also includes the company’s Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites, and Market Day Mozzarella Bites.

03/28/2013

Vultures (credit: Bob Marhold)

N.J. Communities Stringing Up Carcasses To Keep Troublesome Vultures Away

New Jersey communities from one of the state to the other have had it with vultures, and have strung up vulture carcasses this winter to drive away flocks of the damaging birds.

03/11/2013

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

Cheeseburger

Today’s Talk: Where’s The Beef From? The Kobe Beef Menu Debate

If you’ve ever paid for a piece of Kobe beef, you know the steak is expensive. But are you getting what you paid for?

CBS 2–09/18/2012

Pink slime

NJ Schools Won’t Be Serving ‘Pink Slime’ Next Year

The state Agriculture Department has notified school districts it will only offer beef without the ammonia-treated filler, as per federal directives.

03/27/2012

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