Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: No Samples? Not Peachy

Does he dare eat a peach? CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson isn’t so sure, unless grocers allow shoppers to sample the produce.


(CBS File Photo)

New Ordinance Allows For Fresh Produce Carts In Food Deserts

A new city ordinance aims to increase the flow of fresh produce into so-called food deserts in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Cantaloupe (CBS)

Food Recalls Widen

First cantaloupes. Now there’s the possibility shredded Romaine lettuce may have the listeria bacteria. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what consumers should think about when buying their food.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fresh Produce Coming To More Walgreens Drugstores

More Chicago area Walgreens drugstores will soon offer fresh produce.


Lemons and limes are pricier this winter. (CBS)

Produce Prices Shooting Up

Weather in other regions have created a shortage of fruits and vegetables, which means their costs will rise.


Black widow spider. (CBS)

Woman Has Sour Grapes Over Black Widow In Her Produce

Shelly Cline was washing her purchase in the sink, when she saw a critter and its telltale red hourglass mark.



CPS Garden Produce Forbidden In Lunchrooms

This fall, young gardeners at the Chicago Public Schools are harvesting the fruits of their labor, but they won’t be the ones enjoying it.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010