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Amanda Solliday

Amanda Solliday is a reporter for WFIU/WTIU News and a news anchor on WFIU’s Morning Edition. She has won awards for radio news reporting from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRDNI) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). You can follow her on Twitter @AjSolliday

Recent Posts by Amanda Solliday

August 9, 2012

Local Food Love 

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USDA And Local Communities Celebrate Farmers Market Week

Amid all the doom-and-gloom caused by heat and drought, festivities and some positive news mark National Farmers Market Week.

August 6, 2012

Label Litigation 

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Two Mothers Fight General Mills Over “Natural” Snack Foods

What is "natural"? Food marketers' slippery use of this word is the subject of a legal case in California.

July 30, 2012

GMO Redux 

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What’s New With Genetically Modified Crops?

The USDA grants unrestricted use of GMO sugar beets, and California voters consider GMO labeling requirements.

July 9, 2012

Grocery Store Genetics 

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For Tomatoes, There’s More Than Meets The Eye

A study shows industrial tomatoes' perfectly red cast is linked to reduced flavor. Just another reason to patronize your local farmers market this weekend.

July 7, 2012

Weighty Matters 

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Healthy Eating At Home, School Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.

June 26, 2012

Weighing In 

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Tipping The Scales: How Obesity Influences Planetary Health

A team of researchers looks at the ecological impacts of a human population that's growing in more ways than one.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

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Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

June 7, 2012

High And Dry 

Drought Concerns in The United States and Abroad Spur Debate on Agricultural Best Practices

Monsanto’s Drought Tolerant Corn May Not Be King

A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."

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