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Food Hubs Could Provide Crucial Link For Amish Farmers

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Peter Gray

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(Duration: 3:07)

Michael Doherty with the Illinois Farm Bureau, left, speaks with a group of Amish farmers at a recent food hub education meeting. Standing next to him is organizer Dave Bishop.

Lacking the infrastructure of traditional suppliers, many local farms that want to connect to restaurants, schools and other big buyers are using the Internet to reach customers.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2014

Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail

By Yuki Noguchi

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(Duration: 5:12)

Wal-Mart

So far this year, retail chains have announced some heavy cuts. J.C. Penney said it would close 33 stores. Macy's said it would lay off 2,500 workers. Sears will close its flagship Chicago store in April.

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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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(Duration: 7:47)

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


Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - February 03, 2014

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Luke Runyon

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(Duration: 4:17)

Truffles are among the many foods infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — already for sale in Colorado.

Where there's pot, there's pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat?

Categories: Business, Food

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