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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 04, 2014

How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

By Dan Charles

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Allen Williams grows corn and soybeans for Clarkson Grain, which has been selling GMO-free grain to Japan for years.

Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You might have seen them on boxes of Cheerios, or on chicken meat. If you've shopped at Whole Foods, that retailer says it now sells more than 3,000 products that have been certified as "non-GMO."

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

By Bill Chappell

The new farm bill includes provisions to help livestock producers hit by natural disasters and extreme weather. Here, cattle stay warm in a barn in Illinois during this month's cold weather.

Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say. If enacted, it would close the gap left when the previous farm bill expired late in 2013, after an emergency extension lapsed.

Categories: Agriculture, Politics
Tags: farm bill


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