Obama Administration Denies Branstad’s Bird Flu Disaster Declaration

On June 18th, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad requested a Presidential disaster declaration from President Obama regarding the bird flu outbreak which has affected more than 33 million birds in Iowa. Branstad requested the following: Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Case Management, and Disaster Legal Services, as well as any other Stafford Act programs appropriate for […]

Des Moines Register Reporter Resigns After Controversy

Des Moines Register food columnist Jennifer Miller resigned from her position weeks after she admitted to lying in one of her articles. Miller has been working at the Register since 1988, primarily covering topics related to food and beverages. In her May 5 column, Miller reported that she participated in a sauce-tasting event for Jethro’s […]

Proteins May Reduce Brain Atrophy in People with Alzheimer’s disease

A researcher in Iowa State University has found that certain proteins can lessen the pace of devastating memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Auriel Willette, a researcher in food science and human nutrition, conducted the groundbreaking study which findings will be presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society in Seattle on […]

Four Cancer Charities Charged With Scamming over $187 million From Donations

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, together with all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), have jointly filed a federal case accusing four cancer charities and their operators of bilking over $187 million from consumers in the United States. Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support […]