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Jeannie Boutelle
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Jeannie Boutelle worked for 15 years as a bond trader and off the trading desk spending as much time as possible on traveling, good food finds and the outdoors. For the last five years working for Edible Chicago magazine on the business side, curates a weekly Local Chicago events and farmers market calendar on The Local Beet and as the social media chairperson for the Food Day Chicago 2013, Eat Real Chicago Campaign. She loves getting people excited about fruits and vegetables, and great food and beverages. Education: Dartmouth College, MBA NYU

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Dinner for Four on $10 a Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 5:42 PM

For some people reading this headline you may think, "$10 dinner for four, oh, that is easy, just buy in bulk, prepare ahead, can and preserve food, grow your own food." Well, it may be doable for those people who are lucky enough to participate in a food co-op, a...

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The #1 Reason You Should Support GE Labeling SB 1666

(35) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:37 PM

We live in a society where the tendency is to point fingers and polarize subjects into good and bad. When it comes to the subject of GE Labeling there seems to be a really strong division between those who think the technology is the greatest thing since sliced bread that...

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Food Vortex at KAMII in Hyde Park Over M.L.K. Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Okay, I realize you probably don't ever want to hear the word "vortex" ever, ever, again if you live in Chicago. But really, there is another definition of the word besides a swirling mass of frigid air stuck over Chicago. An incredible food justice vortex is taking place...

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5 Things Not to Miss at the Art and Appetite Show

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM

There are certain treasures of Chicago that in looking back at the end of the year, I realize I need to take more advantage of, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of them. Tourists come from every corner of the world to see it. If you live...

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Food Day Chicago 2013 Thoughts While Completing the Chicago Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 7:48 PM

Food Day Chicago 2013 is coming up, its Oct. 24 and there is a lot happening at Daley Plaza that day. Finishing the Chicago marathon this year, as a back of the pack, charity runner gave me a lot of time to think why Food Day...

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Your Right to Know - GE Labeling Hearing In Chicago 9/17

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 2:47 PM

Over the summer hearings have taken place in Illinois, where defenders of our right to know have taken the stage against GMO labeling opponents. The outcome of these hearings will determine whether Genetically Engineered foods are labeled in Illinois. The final hearing is taking place this Tuesday, Sept...

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GE Labeling in Illinois: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

(17) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 3:40 PM

Guess what? There currently is a bill, SB 1666 that Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) introduced to the State Senate in February to require foods produced with GE products sold in Illinois to show the information on the label. This summer and through the fall, a series of public...

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