A lion meat patty
(Matt York/AP)
March 28, 2013

Why Illinois is Roaring Mad About Lion Meat

When we heard a few weeks ago that Illinois was considering banning lion meat, our first thought was, who's eating lion meat? And why Illinois?


Monsanto President Brett  Begemann
(Monsanto)
March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.


March 07, 2013

U of I Starts Center to Study Farmland Finance

The University of Illinois is starting a new center to study the financial aspects of farmland.  U of I Trustees voted Thursday to create the TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research.


Kid playing basketball
(David Gilkey/NPR)
February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it's important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can be difficult.


October 29, 2012

A Look at Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Central Illinois

Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).


October 04, 2012

Sustainable Farming Brings Producers, Customers Together

Consumers are becoming very savvy when it comes to their food. They want to know about the origins of food, chemicals that may have come in contact, and the level of freshness. This interest in more information has resulted in a growing interest in locally grown food from a type of consumers known as “locavores.”


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