Consumers face higher grocery and restaurant bills as the egg industry recovers from a deadly avian influenza outbreak. But prices may have peaked.
USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies
U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes Thursday to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including extending a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recovery programs seek to solve food waste – and insecurity – in Wisconsin
Groups across the state have searched for alternatives to get food that would be wasted to people in need.
As universal free school meals end, are Wisconsin families ready for it?
Elected officials and advocates debate the fate of free school meals that provided relief to families during the pandemic.
Federal food aid in Wisconsin has evolved, but users still face decades-old barriers
The former head of Wisconsin’s FoodShare program says qualifying for and maintaining food assistance is overly cumbersome for participants
Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure
Some pandemic-related changes could transform FoodShare and other solutions to hunger — if the policies survive expiration dates and the state’s political divide
Experts avoid sounding alarm on chemicals — but adjust their own habits
“It’s hard not to make people too worried about a lot of things,” said UW-Madison pediatric endocrinologist Ellen Connor, after running through a plethora of hypothesized health effects — genital abnormalities, tumors, lower sperm counts, diabetes, early puberty — and an equally long list of worrisome chemicals.
The four groups of chemicals that trigger consumption advisories — PCBs, mercury, dioxins and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfate) — have all been associated with endocrine disruption.
Data for fishermen: How long until the fish are safe?
In the best-case scenario, we’ll be able to eat all the Lake Michigan lake trout we want without worrying about getting cancer from the PCBs — in another 20 years. Less optimistically, we might have to wait until 2046.