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Sen. Fowler's bill addressing food deserts moves to the House

Senator Dale Fowler debates his bill dealing with food deserts on the Senate floor
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Senator Dale Fowler debates his bill on the Senate floor.

The Illinois Senate has approved a bill to address food deserts across the state.

Bill sponsor, State Senator Dale Fowler from Harrisburg, says the state is making great strides in raising awareness to the food desert problem that several local communities face.

Senate Bill 3265 would create a program within the Illinois Department of Agriculture, tasked with establishing and operating projects and strategies that focus on the distribution of fresh, nutritious food while providing education in food preparation and nutrition in food deserts.

Fowler says the bill also defines food deserts as an underserved geographic area where fresh and nutritious foods are difficult to obtain.

The bill now heads to the House for further consideration.

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