|Salmonella outbreak linked to poultry hatchery|
USA Today - 8/19/2013. A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.
|Maine blueberry crop sweeter, if a bit smaller, farmers report|
Kennebec Journal - 8/18/2013. By Craig Crosby - This year's crop is a little below average in terms of pounds, but better than average where the berry meets the taste bud, according to Marie Kohtala, owner of Kohtala Blueberry Farm in Vienna, which has been in the business for more than 55 years.
|Maine cheese makers join cream of crop|
Portland Press Herald - 8/18/2013. By Doug Harlow - Skowhegan: Amy and Josh Clark of Crooked Face Creamery have been making artisanal cheese for only about three years. In that short amount of time, the young couple – both from traditional farming families – already have won an award in a national competition in cheese-friendly Wisconsin for their handcrafted whole-milk ricotta.
|BPA, phthalates tied to kids' weight, diabetes risk|
Reuters - 8/18/2013. By Genevra Pittman - Children exposed to two chemicals commonly used in food packaging are more likely to be obese or show signs of diabetes precursors than those with lower exposure, new research suggests.