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Catharine Huddle is a long-time Lincoln, NE, journalist. She started her career at the Lincoln Journal in 1978, moving from the “death and weather girl” position to a reporter for the city desk to covering the state’s prison system. She was eventually promoted to weekend editor/assistant city editor for the newspaper, which is now known as the Journal Star.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in political science and awards including the Silver Gavel from the American Bar Association, the Thomas C. Sorensen Award and numerous Associated Press honors. She also has taught communications and journalism classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Huddle took a buyout from Journal Star owner Lee Enterprises in March 2017 and now works as a freelance editor and writer.

Holy Jane Jetson.

Picture this. You walk into the breakroom at work and instead of – or in addition to – the tired-looking ham/chicken/egg salad sandwiches and cans of chili, there’s a vending machine chock full of fresh romaine, kale, arugula, snow peas, fresh edamame, cherry tomatoes and more.

Meet Sally the Salad Robot.

Not…

Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.

The announcement came just days after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was criticized by a parliamentary committee for failing to take…

I come from a long line of, “Oh, just leave that leftover chicken – or pheasant, or scrambled eggs, or fried potatoes – on the counter. Someone will eat it later.”

And there they’d sit – on a small saucer on the toaster – and people would nibble at them all afternoon and into the…

deli workerCiting growing scientific evidence, specialist glove supplier Eagle Protect has discontinued selling vinyl gloves.

Vinyl gloves, also called PVC gloves, contain a heavy chlorine content. PVC is a widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. The rigid form of PVC is used to make pipes.

California-based Eagle Protect is not alone.  China stopped manufacturing the gloves last…

More than 500 people have gotten sick from norovirus in the Tacoma-WA area. Public health officials say two El Toro restaurants in the area are linked to the outbreak. Photo illustration

The number of people sick in a Tacoma, WA-area norovirus outbreak hit 542 this week, increasing by almost 40…

French authorities are searching five factories in a criminal investigation in relation to a salmonella outbreak traced to contaminated baby milk from Lactalis. Photo illustration

French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products amidst a…