State officials say they're investigating an outbreak of illness that may be related to under-cooked ground beef. The departments of Agriculture and Community Health say five people have become sick and three have wound up in the hospital because of infections by E. coli bacteria. Some of the cases were reported in Ottawa and Kent counties in April and early May. The Department of Community Health says the infections appear to have a "common source," based on laboratory tests.
As you’re shoveling your driveway this weekend, you might fancy a hot plate of pancakes at a local diner. But if the winter cold keeps up, you might have to fight your neighbor for that last drop of maple syrup.
Nearly two of every three people in Michigan suffer from “food insecurity”. A University of Michigan researcher says there are several reasons for that. Dorceta Taylor is a professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She’s among those involved in a federal study of food insecurity around the state.