My fence causes cancer (but only in California)

· October 3, 2018

When everything is reported to cause cancer by some loose standard, how do we recognize actual threats that can induce a serious disease? It is fall in Florida, which means the brutal summer heat is almost over and we can plant the damn garden. Over my life I’ve found great solace in growing my own […]

USDA confirms BSE found in Florida cow

· August 29, 2018

The USDA has reported an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in a six year old mixed-breed beef cow in Florida. This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States. USDA Animal and […]

Oriental fruit fly is back; Florida takes aggressive action

· June 7, 2018

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has determined the Oriental fruit fly is back in the state. The Department has identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. The initial fly was discovered during routine trapping, and additional flies were discovered during expanded trapping activities. The department, […]

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