6 states linked to Hepatitis A outbreak from blackberries

The Newsweek reported a hepatitis A outbreak from fresh blackberries linked to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores, making 16 people sick across six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in November that the outbreak affected 11 people in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin and on Monday, the states grew to three more, […]

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Big Green Chicago makes growing its mission

If you have ever had the opportunity to live on the South Side and North Side of Chicago or even visited for a brief time the difference between the two enclaves are staggering. One notable difference is food equity. Chicago‚Äôs South Sides suffers heavily from food apartheid, which is the limited access to healthy food […]

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Inside the 14th Annual Food Policy Summit: Its hits and misses

Early morning Feb. 15, the South Shore Cultural Center hosted the 14th Annual Food Policy Summit. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historical building had speakers, marketplace vendors, food business support and attendees walking the halls to visit panels to learn about and teach food business practices, pop up market development, urban farming and […]

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