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217 Today: One year after GMO food labels were required, critics say they’re easy to miss

Much of the labeling winds up on products that contain ingredients made from four genetically modified foods: corn, canola, soybeans and sugarbeets.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • An investigation by ProPublica found universities nationwide are decades behind on returning Native American ancestral remains as required by law.
  • Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks on an H-Mart Korean grocery store in Urbana. 
  • University of Illinois researchers have developed a new method of gathering biological information about elephants and their environment.
  • The Illinois women’s basketball team won at Nebraska Thursday night 72 to 64.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll see how GMO food labels are working one year after the federal government began requiring them. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Lillie Salas, Piotr Fedczuk and Katie Peikes.


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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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