The USDA’s food pyramid might be a few slices short of a loaf.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, if we eat the right…

via CNN The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a Class I recall for 40,000 pounds of ground beef products intended for Georgia school lunches, due to possible E. coli contamination. The beef was produced by Palo Duro Meat in Amarillo, Texas, by September 9, according to a statement released by the USDA’s Food Safety and […]

via cnn The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday. The new image, expected to be unveiled Thursday, is meant to help remind Americans to make healthy food choices. “We presume that it will […]

WASHINGTON — Despite acknowledging a legacy of discrimination, the Department of Agriculture is still plagued by civil rights problems that have in the past led to unequal treatment of minorities seeking loans and other help, according to a government-commissioned report Wednesday.

via WFSA via WOIO What’s in a name? That’s the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant Taco Bell. The lawsuit claims the company uses “false advertising” on its menu and in its advertisements. “The complaint alleges that what Taco Bell calls “beef” […]

President Obama said today that funding the Pigford II settlement is a “priority” for his administration.

Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official ousted during a racial firestorm last month, declined Tuesday to return to the agency, though she said it was tempting.

Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee forced to resign after an edited video clip gave the false impression that she had discriminated against a white farmer, is coming to Washington next week to meet with USDA officials to discuss the job they offered her in the wake of the scandal.

A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Georgia says he used to be suspicious of white people because he never spoke to one his age until his all-black high school consolidated with an all-white one when he was 18.

A black former Agriculture Department employee, who resigned after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer, insisted Tuesday she “went all out” to help the man keep his farm and said she resigned under pressure from the Obama administration. Shirley Sherrod, who resigned Monday as the department’s director of rural development for […]