It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
My yard is beautiful this time of year. I have 40 rhododendrons in various stages of blooming. It’s a wonderful time to be doing yard work. I love planting a vegetable garden. Gardening is easier than ever these days. You can go to a garden center and buy a raised-bed garden kit.
Many consumers may not be aware that they could get food poisoning from eating uncooked flour. An article “Federal Report Focuses on Ongoing Pathogen Threat From Raw Flour” on the Food Safety News website describes an outbreak that occurred Dec. 11, 2018 - May 21, 2019.
Food Tank, a think tank for food, and Compass Group are offering a virtual event to discuss food wastage on Stop Food Waste Day at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. In the United States, up to 40 percent of the food that is produced every year is wasted. That’s an economic loss of $218 billion per year.
Federal court rules that USDA didn’t consider worker safety when it eliminated limits on line speeds in pork plants
A federal district court in Minneapolis has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines without considering the increased risk of injury to plant workers.
This week, I wrote the 100th issue of my newsletter Helpful Money Tips for You. To celebrate, instead of offering my usual 10 tips, I offered 100. To sign up to get my free newsletter, go to http://eepurl.com/gkZ6JH. You'll get it in your email.
Easter is a time Americans celebrate the resurrection of Christ and spend a lot of money to mark the holiday. About 65 percent of Americans classify themselves as Christians, with 28 percent planning to attend an Easter service in person on Easter Sunday this year.
With more than 1,000 people dying a day from the coronavirus in the United States now, it’s difficult to think about making jokes. But, I got my first shot of the Moderna vaccine today, so that’s something. My daughter, who’s usually good at April Fools’ Day jokes, was having difficulty, so I sent her a list.
Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group’s 2021 Dirty Dozen list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers have made the list.