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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


Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - July 17, 2013

Food Hubs Try To Grow Local Farms

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

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:04)

Marty Travis, right, started the Stewards of the Land food hub in 2005. His son Will, left, helps him transport food from local farms to area restaurants.

Restaurants across the country have jumped on the local food bandwagon. They’re trying to source more of their produce from nearby farms, but it's not easy. Enter: Food hubs.







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