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Illinois Native Speaks Up About Food

Kevin Folta grew up in the leafy Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, but has become an outspoken advocate of biotechnology and other modern farming practices. Folta now leads the horticulture program at the University of Florida and believes Illinois farmers and others need to become more visible and vocal as well.

Folta holds two degrees from Northern Illinois University and secured a doctorate degree in molecular biology from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He says most people like farmers, but many don’t like farming;

Folta returns to DeKalb on Monday, November 27th to participate in a discussion about farming and food. The panel takes place following a screening of the recently released "Food Evolution" documentary at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Egyptian Theater. It's free and open to the public.

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