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Archive for June 2014

June 7, 2014

 

high tunnel with crops

Touring The White Violet Center, Miscanthus, Berry Grunt

We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?

June 14, 2014

 

carboy homebrew

Homebrewing On Display, Tea Sandwiches, Hemp On U.S. Farms

Celebrating homebrewers at Upland. The growing -- yet still controversial -- hemp movement in American agriculture. And, beets and flowers with Chef Daniel Orr.

June 21, 2014

 

feijoada

Brazilian Snacks For World Cup, Tool Share At The Hub

Daniel Orr whips up Brazilian dishes in celebration of the World Cup. Agritourism offers "authentic" farm experiences. Tools on loan from Mother Hubbard's.

June 28, 2014

 

pouring-coffee

Cold Brew Coffee Craze, Greens With Sesame, On-Call Farmer

Cold brew coffee keeps 'em dancing late into the night at The Bishop. Bok choy and kale with Asian flavors. Farmer Teresa Birtles grows for local chefs.

June 2, 2014

 

tractor plowing miscanthus

Miscanthus: A Growing Energy Crop

Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.

June 3, 2014

 

beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

June 4, 2014

 

A finished clary sage fritter

Clary Sage, The Colonial Taste Of Spring

Winter-worn American colonists nibbled on clary sage leaves to mark the arrival of spring. Check out pics from Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

June 4, 2014

 

A Yelp lunchbox declares that 'in the future, everything will be reviewed.'

Yelp Helps New York Track Food Poisoning

New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.

June 9, 2014

 

hemp seedlings

Now Appearing: Hemp, For First Time In Decades

With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.

June 10, 2014

 

A truck fitted with a container of Dole bananas from a cargo ship

Mighty Banana Giants Losing Global Grip

Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.

June 11, 2014

 

Bag of Tyson's frozen chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods Wins High-Priced Bid For Hillshire Brands

Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.

June 13, 2014

 

hemp plant

Canada Jonesing For A Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie

While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.

June 13, 2014

 

Staff serves vegetables at an elementary school

Rivals Square Off For School Food Fight

Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.

June 13, 2014

 

Flowery Finger Food

Time For Tea With Flower Sandwiches

Flowers often serve as garnish on restaurant plates. This recipe puts the flowers on bread and butter for a dainty snack.

June 14, 2014

 

rose hayden-smith and book cover

Liberty Gardens Of World War I Updated For Today

Rose Hayden-Smith says the message of connecting the food supply with national security can be updated for today.

June 16, 2014

Food Growth 

Wheat bending in the wind

Two Weird Tricks For Solving World Hunger

Research shows we can increase food availability up to 70 percent just by using farmland more efficiently.

June 16, 2014

 

upland beer draught beer

UpCup Celebrates Brew-It-Yourselfers

At the seventh annual UpCup Homebrewing Competition, homebrewers compete for a chance to have their beer produced and sold by Upland Brewing Company.

June 18, 2014

 

horse outside a barn

Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm

Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.

June 19, 2014

 

waterways-barge

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.

June 20, 2014

 

romeo and juliet (manchego and guava paste)

Eat Like A Brazilian For The World Cup

We combine local ingredients with global flavors in these recipes. To impress your friends, learn to pronounce the Portuguese names for these dishes!

June 20, 2014

 

http://mhcfoodpantry.org/what-we-do/hub-tool-share/

Have Tools, Will Cook

Folks can pick up a bag of apples at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Through the Hub's tool share program, they can also borrow a dehydrator to make apple snacks.

June 24, 2014

 

panama-canal-ship

Nearly A Century Old, Panama Canal Still Vital To Midwest Economy

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.

June 24, 2014

 

Food truck

Food Trucks Vs. Restaurants: Which Are Cleaner?

A new study found that food trucks in seven American cities scored as well or better on food safety inspections than restaurants.

June 24, 2014

 

compost

Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

June 25, 2014

 

sesame-scented baby bok choy

Sesame-Scented Baby Bok Choy

Boy choy may be a pain to clean, but the end result is delicious!

June 25, 2014

 

sesame roasted kale

Sesame Roasted Kale

Asian flavors enhance all the kale your garden is producing these days. No kale? Use collards or Swiss chard instead!

June 26, 2014

 

teresa birtles with sheep

On-Demand Farming At Heartland Family Farm

Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.

June 27, 2014

 

a close look at the cap of a Big Gulp

New York Court Rejects Ban On Supersized Sodas

New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.

June 27, 2014

 

samuel sveen on his url zing tricycle

Uel Zing Cold-Brew For Your Late-Night Coffee Needs

Samuel Sveen of Uel Zing sells only one thing -- cold-brew coffee -- but he's getting creative with how he gets his product to customers.

June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

June 13, 2014

 

Flowery Finger Food

Time For Tea With Flower Sandwiches

Flowers often serve as garnish on restaurant plates. This recipe puts the flowers on bread and butter for a dainty snack.

June 20, 2014

 

romeo and juliet (manchego and guava paste)

Eat Like A Brazilian For The World Cup

We combine local ingredients with global flavors in these recipes. To impress your friends, learn to pronounce the Portuguese names for these dishes!

June 25, 2014

 

sesame-scented baby bok choy

Sesame-Scented Baby Bok Choy

Boy choy may be a pain to clean, but the end result is delicious!

June 25, 2014

 

sesame roasted kale

Sesame Roasted Kale

Asian flavors enhance all the kale your garden is producing these days. No kale? Use collards or Swiss chard instead!

June 2, 2014

 

tractor plowing miscanthus

Miscanthus: A Growing Energy Crop

Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.

June 3, 2014

 

beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

June 9, 2014

 

hemp seedlings

Now Appearing: Hemp, For First Time In Decades

With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.

June 10, 2014

 

A truck fitted with a container of Dole bananas from a cargo ship

Mighty Banana Giants Losing Global Grip

Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.

June 11, 2014

 

Bag of Tyson's frozen chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods Wins High-Priced Bid For Hillshire Brands

Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.

June 13, 2014

 

hemp plant

Canada Jonesing For A Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie

While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.

June 13, 2014

 

Staff serves vegetables at an elementary school

Rivals Square Off For School Food Fight

Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.

June 18, 2014

 

horse outside a barn

Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm

Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.

June 19, 2014

 

waterways-barge

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.

June 23, 2014

 

Cases of Cherry 7up soda, with 'antioxidant' on label

Why We Fall For ‘Healthy’ Buzzwords

A new study shows that foods seem more healthy when words like “all-natural” appear on packaging, even when we know better.

June 24, 2014

 

panama-canal-ship

Nearly A Century Old, Panama Canal Still Vital To Midwest Economy

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.

June 24, 2014

 

Food truck

Food Trucks Vs. Restaurants: Which Are Cleaner?

A new study found that food trucks in seven American cities scored as well or better on food safety inspections than restaurants.

June 24, 2014

 

compost

Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

June 27, 2014

 

a close look at the cap of a Big Gulp

New York Court Rejects Ban On Supersized Sodas

New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.

June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

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