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CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - March 28, 2013

Champaign County Board Considers Restaurant Inspection Placard System

By Kevin Huebschman

A proposal to require restaurant owners to post a color-coded placard based on their latest health inspection results has raised concern among some county board members.

Categories: Business, Food, Government, Health


Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

By Bill Wheelhouse

Monsanto President Brett  Begemann

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.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

By Jeffrey Hess

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(Duration: 3:22)

A Coca-Cola mural in Vicksburg, Miss., where the soda was first bottled in 1894. Mississippi's governor is expected to sign a bill that would prevent the regulation of soda portion sizes by counties or towns.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

Categories: Food, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

By Jane Greenhalgh and Patti Neighmond

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(Duration: 8:30)

Kid playing basketball

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.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2012

A Look at Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Central Illinois

By Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers

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).


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2012

Sustainable Farming Brings Producers, Customers Together

By Jim Browne

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(Duration: 5:30)

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.”

Categories: Agriculture, Food

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