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North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein is one of 12 journalists from around the nation selected as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow on the topic of food. The "Food Boot Camp" takes place March 23-26 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From lethal baby formula to tainted peanut butter, from biofuel bonanzas to food riots, from lean and local organics to fat-loaded meals for children, food is now routinely in the news. Researchers are speaking in terms of dramatic change and possible crises on topics of how food is grown, distributed and consumed. To help journalists explain the facts to readers, listeners and viewers, the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships offers this week-long course on some of the most important food-related issues.

In 2008, Sommerstein won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for journalism excellence from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. His three-part report, "Farm to Farm, Family to Family," was judged Best News Series by a small-market station.

More: The Farm to Farm, Family to Family series

MIT Food Boot Camp Web site

Posted: February 25, 2010

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