Tag Archives: USDA

Beware the killer tomatoes

Firearms Solicitation Number: USADOIGWEA-5-7-14 Agency: Department of Agriculture Location: Procurement Branch This is the notice on Federal Business Opportunities ( FedBizOps.gov)  for companies to submit bids to the USDA for selling the department SUB-MACHINE GUNS. Colt .40caliber … … …with … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. … Continue reading

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The Rant — Food Supply Not Keeping Pace with Demand

The United Nations just issued numbers on food inflation that contradicts Federal Reserve Chairman Ben “BS” Bernanke’s assessments. “Hunger Games” may not be just a movie much longer.   The UN food agency reported Friday that food prices are “rising again.” Old BS just … Continue reading

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Government using Spanish soap opera to encourage food stamp use

by Matt Lacy –     The USDA is continuing its program of encouraging greater numbers of Americans to sign up for food stamps with a new program aimed at Spanish speaking people.   During the Republican presidential primary season, … Continue reading

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UNC offering food meeting Islamic standards

by Jack Minor – Students attending the University of Northern Colorado this semester may notice a change in the food offerings with menu choices now including meat slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. Hal Brown, the food director at UNC, told … Continue reading

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District 6 “bans” sodas from school lunchrooms

by Jack Minor – Parents have expressed concerns over a recent notice advising them not to allow their children to bring sodas to school. In a recent newsletter, parents were told that as, per a policy passed by the school … Continue reading

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Nutrition news: Pizza is a vegetable

by Jack Minor – District 6 children could soon be begging for their vegetables if Congress has its way. A spending bill has a provision re-classifying pizza as a vegetable. Congress is pushing the new classification as pushback on the … Continue reading

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Obama Grinch to ax Christmas tree tax, for now

image courtesy of Walter and moonbattery.com by Jack Minor – Following criticism by conservative media outlets and the public, the Obama administration has decided to delay a tax on Christmas trees. The 15 cent tax on each Christmas tree was … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Exec has Beef with Beef Beef

By Mike Bauman – Taco Bell President, Greg Creed, responding to a class action suit filed in California (see http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=8260), stated the accusations made in the suit are wrong. Creed said in a statement, “At Taco Bell, we buy our … Continue reading

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Food safety (garden) bill could be derailed by technicality

Story and Photo By Jack Minor   A bill that was passed by the Senate creating massive new regulations to food production at every level could be defeated by a technicality. The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the Senate this … Continue reading

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School lunch: hmmm– not so bad!

Esther Ybaben and Marissa Chapon, a student volunteer, work on the Tierra Del Sol line at Northridge High School. Story and photo By Jack Minor Parents who hear their children complain about school lunches have reason to rejoice because School … Continue reading

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Natural Grocers offering free food, vendor contacts on Oct 2nd

By Vanessa Dominguez Saturday, October 2nd, there will be free food, items from vendors, and nutritional information in the parking lot of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage located at 2819 35th Avenue in Greeley. Vitamin Cottage was established by Margaret … Continue reading

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Free, reduced-price meal deadline approaches

Some students’ free or reduced-price meal accounts are approaching the Sept. 28 deadline to reapply to continue this benefit during the current school year. Students who received free or reduced-price meals last school year are allowed to carry over that … Continue reading

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Food stamp program

Our food stamp program needs to look at the model WIC uses to ensure recipients are receiving quality nutritional foods.  WIC restricts and screens retail food outlets allowed to accept WIC payment. In addition restrictions are in place on foods based … Continue reading

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President issues order calling for “behavior modification of all citizens”

By Jack Minor As part of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama issued an executive order calling for various cabinet positions and departments to issue behavior modification plans forcing citizens to be health-conscious. The … Continue reading

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