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» August 14, 2008 «
Hundreds of Central Valley farmworkers rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday for the second time in three weeks. They called for action to provide more water for their jobs and the nation's food supply. Unemployment is high this summer in the Central Valley. Governor Schwarzenegger urged the farmworkers to ask legislators to support water development. The governor added that, with their help, additional water supplies would be developed.
Some border inspectors look for drugs or thugs. Some look for bugs, and the government wants to hire more inspectors who specialize in detecting agricultural pests. Recruiters from the Department of Homeland Security will be at the California State Fair in Sacramento this month, seeking applicants. The agricultural inspectors work at airports, sea ports and land borders, to keep harmful pests and agricultural diseases out of the United States.
If you'd like to lose weight, try adding eggs to the breakfast menu. A study at Louisiana State University found that overweight adults who ate two eggs for breakfast as part of a calorie-reduced diet lost 65 percent more weight than those who started their day with two bagels. They also had higher energy levels. California farms produced nearly 5 billion eggs in 2006.
Research conducted at a hospital in Cambridge, England, backs up Mom's advice about eating your fruits and vegetables. Over the 12 years of the study, nearly 22,000 men and women were followed for the development of type 2 diabetes. Those with the highest intake of vitamin C were significantly less likely to develop the disease. Researchers say this offers persuasive evidence of the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.Top