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The government shutdown has gotten so bad that agencies are using legal loopholes to restart critical functions

Agencies including the FDA, USDA, State, and FAA are recalling furloughed employees to keep operations running during the government shutdown.

From airport lines to food inspections, here are all the ways the government shutdown is impacting the lives of average Americans

The federal government is stuck in the second-longest shutdown ever. Average Americans are starting to see the effects from airports to paychecks.

Some American food safety inspections aren’t happening due to the government shutdown, and it could mean more food-poisoning outbreaks

The government shutdown could lead to a perhaps unexpected negative consequence: more food-poisoning outbreaks.

Trump said ‘raking and cleaning’ forests would prevent more devastating wildfires. But the government shutdown is stopping the Forest Serv...

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on President Donald Trump idea to prevent wildfires by "raking" as the Forest Service faces a lack of funds.
President Donald Trump isn't backing down on the government shutdown, which will only get worse for millions of Americans as it continues.

The effects of the shutdown are only going to get exponentially worse as the fight drags on

As the government shutdown drags on the effects will get worse. Food stamps could
Farmer Mark Catterton drives a John Deere Harvester while harvesting soybeans in October 19, 2018 in Owings, Maryland.

The US government shutdown could delay subsidies for farmers already ravaged by Trump’s trade war

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin said almost $5 billion meant to shield US farmers from Trump's policy is being stalled.
The USDA finally gave a deadline to GMO labeling.

A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing

The USDA just announced that food companies will have until 2022 to label their GMO crops.

Kids across the US are eating fewer whole grains and more sugary milk in school lunches. See how federal rules have changed for the worse.

US students had been adjusting to healthier school lunches. Now the USDA is reversing course, giving them more sugar and fewer whole grains.
If you notice mold on your bread — toss it.

4 foods it’s OK to eat moldy, and 6 it’s definitely not

There are some foods that when a little moldy won't hurt you. There are, however, others you need to watch out for. Here's what you should know.
Ground beef can be eaten raw in the form of "steak tartare."

10 foods you didn’t know that you could eat raw

It turns out, not only can some surprising foods be eaten raw, but eating them raw can actually be more beneficial to your health. Here are 10 surprising foods that people eat raw.