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Jessica Gall Myrick

Originally from West Lafeytte, Ind., Jessica Gall Myrick moved to Bloomington in 2002 to run cross country and track for the IU Hoosiers and never left. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's in Journalism from Indiana University.

Recent Posts by Jessica Gall Myrick

July 12, 2010

Media Studies 

Chilli garlic prawn pizza

Pop Culture and Food Choices: You Are What You Eat

A panel entitled at the Food in Bloom conference analyzed some of the deeper meanings behind food and drink consumption.

June 14, 2010

Pesticides 

apple orchard in yakima washington

Washington Apple Growers Struggle With Changing Pesticide Regulations

Washington state apple growers are trying to make a change to less-toxic pesticides in advance of a 2012 EPA deadline.

June 10, 2010

Food Safety 

a bottle of sunscreen

Health Risks From Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products In Food

Researchers hope to measure the impacts of continuous doses of very low levels of drugs being constantly reintroduced into the environment and the food supply.

May 13, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

Kids eating margarine sandwiches

D.C. Council Votes For Local Food, More Exercise For School Kids

The D.C. Council approved a measure to provide students healthier food and more exercise, but USDA regulations and opponents of a soda tax present obstacles.

May 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama hula hooping

White House Task Force Outlines Plan To Deal With Childhood Obesity

Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.

May 6, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops 

cotton field

Some Weeds Are Now “Roundup Ready” Too

A New York Times article reports at least 10 species of weeds in 22 states have built up resistance to the Monsanto's popular pesticide, Roundup.

May 6, 2010

School Food 

Kids harvesting potatoes on a farm in Maine in 1940.

Food Corps: A New Service Corps For Kids And Food

Celebrities are making healthy food the latest cool cause. That's a trend AmeriCorps wants to harvest, literally, with a new FoodCorps volunteer program.

April 22, 2010

Food Revolution 

huntingtons kitchen

Doug Sheils: Huntington Not Fattest City, Jamie And I Are Friends

“I don’t want anyone to get the impression that Jamie Oliver and I are at odds,” says Doug Sheils, of Cabell Huntington Hospital, when asked about Episode 5 of Food Revolution.

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