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In a state known for agriculture, most people are surprised to learn that Illinois produces very little food for its own residents. Almost all of the $50 billion Illinoisans spend on food each year leaves the state, as the majority of Illinois’ farmable land is given over to monoculture row crops such as corn and...
Genetically modified crops have been grown in the United States for decades, but they remain controversial. Are these crops the answer to world hunger? Good for the environment? Safe to eat? NIU’s STEM Café will address the topic, “Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W. State St....