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Archive for January 2015

January 1, 2015

 

dairy cow in a field

A Farmer And Her Chef, Dairy Farms On The Move, The “O” Word

Living Roots Ecovillage uses organic growing practices but they don't want to get certified. Snacking on raw food. Cali dairy farmers relocate to the Midwest.

January 10, 2015

 

french onion soup

Working Class Foodie, Latkes And Lamb Ribs, Non-GMO Label

Rebecca Lando's cookbook shows how to eat seasonally, nutritiously on a budget. Lamb ribs when you want to splurge. What it takes for food to be called non-GMO.

January 15, 2015

 

ancona

Wassailing, Backyard Chicken Tips, Mushrooms And Wine

Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.

January 23, 2015

 

graeme and ellen mckay packing seeds

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.

January 29, 2015

 

wendell berry

Earth Eats At 300: Wendell Berry, Parsnip Pancakes, Hemp

Today is our 300th episode! We commemorate the milestone with an interview with Wendell Berry. And, what organic farmed fish could mean for other organics.

January 5, 2015

 

farming working in a field of greens

No Organic Certification? No Problem.

Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.

January 5, 2015

 

neonics keg, ricketts

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.

January 7, 2015

 

indiana statehouse

Indiana Senator Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

Indiana state Senator Dennis Kruse recognizes his bill requiring labels on foods containing GMOs faces an uphill battle.

January 8, 2015

 

cows

Will The USDA Advise Us To Eat Less Meat?

Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.

January 9, 2015

 

non-GMO food label

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just brands in the health food aisle.

January 10, 2015

 

cup of coffee

What Does Your Mug Say About Your Coffee?

According to new research, the color of the mug could affect the taste of your morning cup of coffee.

January 12, 2015

 

indiana farmland

Indiana Bill Would Block Local Control Over Factory Farms

An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.

January 13, 2015

 

dinner table

Feeding Body, Mind And Soul With Family Dinners

Eating dinner as a family has been shown to do everything from boost nutritional intake to boost vocabulary in children.

January 13, 2015

 

Black Welsh Mountain sheep

Colo. Farmers Work To Ensure Diversity In Rare Sheep Breed

Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.

January 14, 2015

 

Mark Bernards holds hand sprayer

Concerns Remain Over Super Chemical To Fight Super Weeds

Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.

January 16, 2015

 

carnitas

No Carnitas For One-Third Of Chipotle Restaurants

After a routine audit of a pork supplier found they were not meeting humanely raised standards, Chipotle has pulled carnitas from several restaurants.

January 16, 2015

 

crowd marching around fires in apple orchard

Wassailing: A New Year’s Party In The Apple Orchard

Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.

January 20, 2015

 

Kansas rancher David Pfrang with cows

Ranchers Rebel Over Beef Checkoff

The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 22, 2015

 

supermarket

Do Americans Support DNA Labeling?

80 percent of Americans believe all food containing DNA should be labeled. The question is, do they know what that means?

January 22, 2015

 

pepperoni pizza

How Much Pizza Are Children Actually Eating?

It's cheap, it's convenient and it's a staple for many young Americans. Pizza is a big player in children's diets.

January 22, 2015

 

cookie versus apple

Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

January 25, 2015

 

carrots

Simple Curried Carrot Soup

This super easy soup will have you warmed up on these winter nights in no time.

January 25, 2015

 

french fries

Potatoes + 18 Additives = McDonald’s Fries

The fast-food giant released a video detailing how their fries are made. It's part of the "Our food. Your questions" campaign.

January 26, 2015

 

hemp sprouts

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

January 28, 2015

 

chinese-cabbage

Pureed Cauliflower With Sesame Chinese Cabbage

Who says you can't get beautiful produce in the winter in Indiana? This meal features plenty of local veggies.

January 28, 2015

 

corn field

EU Law Now Allows Nations To Write Their Own GMO Bans

The European Union has decided to allow individual nations to ban GMOs on grounds including town and country planning.

January 29, 2015

 

Vince Orcutt harvesting fish

What Farming Fish ‘Organically’ Could Mean

The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”

January 29, 2015

 

seattle garbage cans

In Seattle, Your Trash Can Is No Place For Food Waste

It is now illegal for Seattle residents to throw food waste into garbage bins. Penalties will start in July.

January 29, 2015

 

McDonald's sign

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down

Don Thompson is officially retiring, but many speculate pressure from investors helped make the decision.

January 25, 2015

 

carrots

Simple Curried Carrot Soup

This super easy soup will have you warmed up on these winter nights in no time.

January 28, 2015

 

chinese-cabbage

Pureed Cauliflower With Sesame Chinese Cabbage

Who says you can't get beautiful produce in the winter in Indiana? This meal features plenty of local veggies.

January 5, 2015

 

neonics keg, ricketts

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.

January 7, 2015

 

indiana statehouse

Indiana Senator Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

Indiana state Senator Dennis Kruse recognizes his bill requiring labels on foods containing GMOs faces an uphill battle.

January 8, 2015

 

cows

Will The USDA Advise Us To Eat Less Meat?

Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.

January 9, 2015

 

non-GMO food label

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just brands in the health food aisle.

January 10, 2015

 

cup of coffee

What Does Your Mug Say About Your Coffee?

According to new research, the color of the mug could affect the taste of your morning cup of coffee.

January 12, 2015

 

indiana farmland

Indiana Bill Would Block Local Control Over Factory Farms

An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.

January 13, 2015

 

dinner table

Feeding Body, Mind And Soul With Family Dinners

Eating dinner as a family has been shown to do everything from boost nutritional intake to boost vocabulary in children.

January 13, 2015

 

Black Welsh Mountain sheep

Colo. Farmers Work To Ensure Diversity In Rare Sheep Breed

Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.

January 14, 2015

 

Mark Bernards holds hand sprayer

Concerns Remain Over Super Chemical To Fight Super Weeds

Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.

January 16, 2015

 

carnitas

No Carnitas For One-Third Of Chipotle Restaurants

After a routine audit of a pork supplier found they were not meeting humanely raised standards, Chipotle has pulled carnitas from several restaurants.

January 20, 2015

 

Kansas rancher David Pfrang with cows

Ranchers Rebel Over Beef Checkoff

The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 22, 2015

 

supermarket

Do Americans Support DNA Labeling?

80 percent of Americans believe all food containing DNA should be labeled. The question is, do they know what that means?

January 22, 2015

 

pepperoni pizza

How Much Pizza Are Children Actually Eating?

It's cheap, it's convenient and it's a staple for many young Americans. Pizza is a big player in children's diets.

January 22, 2015

 

cookie versus apple

Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

January 25, 2015

 

french fries

Potatoes + 18 Additives = McDonald’s Fries

The fast-food giant released a video detailing how their fries are made. It's part of the "Our food. Your questions" campaign.

January 26, 2015

 

hemp sprouts

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

January 28, 2015

 

corn field

EU Law Now Allows Nations To Write Their Own GMO Bans

The European Union has decided to allow individual nations to ban GMOs on grounds including town and country planning.

January 29, 2015

 

Vince Orcutt harvesting fish

What Farming Fish ‘Organically’ Could Mean

The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”

January 29, 2015

 

seattle garbage cans

In Seattle, Your Trash Can Is No Place For Food Waste

It is now illegal for Seattle residents to throw food waste into garbage bins. Penalties will start in July.

January 29, 2015

 

McDonald's sign

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down

Don Thompson is officially retiring, but many speculate pressure from investors helped make the decision.

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