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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWe know what the recession has done to Main Street. Businesses have closed. Jobs have been lost. But during tough times, one area of the economy has continued to grow. "We still deserve a vacation," said Jack Yager, owner of the marketing firm...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe 15th annual Lebanese Festival kicks off Friday, May 31st at St. Elias Catholic Church in Roanoke. This year the festival will feature Lebanese Potato Salad. This new dish will only be offered on Friday. Last year, the festival served about 9,000...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistA southwest Virginia winery is cashing in on its crop and helping to put Virginia on the map. Chateau Morrisette has called Floyd, Virginia home for years, but now it's reaching out to wine lovers on the other side of the world. The winery sent its...
A Virginia winery and a commodity exchange in China have agreed on a five-year wine export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the agreement between Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company on Monday. McDonnell is...
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
The Thanksgiving Holiday is less than a week away and area food pantries say the need is higher than ever. Non-profit organizations that have active food pantries need help year-round, not just during the holiday season. At the Salvation Army office...
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Kroger Inc. says it has stopped stocking sprouts as of Monday because of their "potential food safety risk." The nation's largest traditional grocer joins Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, which pulled sprouts in 2010. The grocer says...
The recall of soybeans from a Virginia farm has been extended. Henry's Farm Inc. is now recalling Natto Soybean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria. If you bought soybean sprouts distributed by Henry’s Farm, you should return...
Tags: Consumers, Farms, Symptoms, Health, Abdominal Pain
ReporterThe wine industry has something to cheer about. A new state reports shows a full glass in Virginia. Between 2005 and 2010, the Virginia wine industry's economic impact grew 106%. There are nearly 200 wineries in Virginia including the Peaks of Otter...
ReporterRoanoke Mayor David Bowers is on a mission. He wants Roanokers to go on a diet. During his State of the City address, Bower's unveiled a new public awareness campaign. It's called "Oh...See...RED." It stands for "Oh...See...Roanokers Exercise and...
ReporterIt's a movement that's gaining national momentum; consumers wanting to know exactly where their food comes from. It's called Farm to Table or Farm to Fork, and it's being demanded at Virginia Tech. "We do large pieces of meat on our grill, ground beef...
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