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Gretchen is a Seattle-based reporter covering issues ranging from child nutrition to local agriculture to foodborne illness outbreaks and global food safety issues. In June of 2011 she reported from Hamburg on the European E. coli outbreak. Gretchen graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English and French before moving to the pacific northwest to trade snow for rain and plains for mountains. Gretchen delved into the world of food safety last year, after being a lifelong foodie, to find out what issues compromise the security of her favorite pastime – eating, and what can be done about them.