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KLCC Special Issues


Series airs June 7-11, 2010

KLCC News presented a Special Issues series on the topic of Food & Agriculture.  The stories aired June 7-11 at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. on Morning Edition, and between 4:00-4:30 p.m. on the Northwest Passage.  


Series Wrap-up featuring all five segments aired on June 16 at 6:30 p.m.  The series was edited by KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer.


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Monday June 7

Nutrition in School Lunches, Hunger in Lane County by Rachael McDonald

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For more information:
Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon
Farm to School
Lane County Farm to School
Bethel School District
4j School District 
Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Prevention Project

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Tuesday June 8

Food Allergies by Tiffany Eckert

Normally, the body's immune system defends against potentially harmful substances like bacteria or viruses. But in some people, an immune response is triggered by a substance we generally consider harmless: a specific food. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert examines the ins and outs of food allergies.

allergy-Kashi Hughes has a severe peanut allergyListen to the Story

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For further information on this story:

Journal of the American Medical Association study on food allergy. The recently published paper was co-authored by Dr. Marc Riedl, the allergist featured in this story.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI).  Patient information page on food allergy.

NIH MedlinePlus.  Page on food allergy.

Chocolate Decadence, Gourmet Chocolates Dairy-Free ~ Lactose Free ~ Casein Free ~ Gluten Free ~ Vegan

Abby's Pizza
Trader Joe's
Capella Market
Village Health Clinic
Picture of a gluten protein

Two gluten-free support groups in Eugene:
Gluten Free Eugene
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

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Wednesday June 9


The Eugene Mission, Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Homeless People by Brandon Smith

Mission sign croppedListen to the Story

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Thursday June 10

Eugene's Food Manufacturing Sector by Angela Kellner

food - Nancy Van Brasch HamrenListen to the Story

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Companies Featured In The Story:
Cosmos Caramel Corn
Surata Soyfoods
Springfield Creamery
Golden Temple
Emerald Valley Kitchen
Rising Moon Organics

A Few Other Eugene Food Manufacturers:
Toby's Family Foods
Euphoria Chocolate Company
Glorybee Foods
Genesis Juice
Sweet Creek Foods
Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss
Chocolate Decadence

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Friday June 11

Heirloom Poultry by Jes Burns

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For more information:
Boondockers Farm
Holderread Waterfowl Farm & Preservation Center
American Livestock Breed Conservancy

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