USDA Declines To Pay For Cows, Crops Poisoned By PesticideThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.
FDA Approves Genetically Engineered PotatoA potato that has been genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, according to the FDA.
USDA To Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered PotatoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.
Police: Man 'Armed' With Potato Arrested Police in Rhode Island have arrested a man who allegedly wielded a potato disguised as a gun during a robbery attempt last week.
No To Starch - USDA Changing School Nutrition GuidelinesIt's getting harder to find white potatoes in your child's school cafeteria these days. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reducing the amount that can be served and changing other nutrition guidelines.