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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2013

Champaign Writing Rules For Backyard Chickens

By Sean Powers

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Two hens walk in a backyard in Urbana, where residents are allowed to raise chickens.

More communities are allowing residents to raise backyard chickens. Champaign recently gave the initial OK for its residents to do that, but city leaders must first come up with an ordinance for chicken owners to follow.





Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - August 03, 2013

Pickling A Veggie Feast For Your Next Picnic

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

By Abbie Fentress Swanson

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant, finds beets and turnips that will make tasty refrigerator pickles at the Columbia, Mo., farmers market.

Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant in Columbia, Mo., is trolling the local farmer's market. He usually hunts for ingredients for his next menu, but today he's searching for veggies to take on a picnic.

Categories: Agriculture, Food




AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 01, 2013

U of I Phone App Checks For Food Safety

By The Associated Press

Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.

Categories: Education, Environment, Food, Health

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