Schools across the U.S. served more than 5 billion meals in the national school lunch program to millions of students last year. Each one of the meals has to meet federal rules for nutrition. Now, those rules are up for debate and Congress could impose changes on the cafeteria.
The antibiotics that clear up infections and keep us healthy are becoming less effective because as they are used, some squirrelly bacteria develop resistance. Those pesky ones easily share their adaption, which can infect unsuspecting humans and leave doctors struggling to cure so-called drug resistant bacteria.
Some of the most important medicines doctors prescribe to fight infections are losing effectiveness. Bacteria are building resistance to our antibiotics and the White House is calling on doctors - and farmers - to help protect public health.
After a massive winter flood, farmers in southern Missouri and Illinois were left with sand, debris and water inundating their fields. They are part of an age-old discussion about whose responsibility it is to protect the floodplain.