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Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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April 28, 2017

 

cows

Why Aren’t More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity, but some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

April 26, 2017

 

schisandra berries

A Wild Berry Helps Protect China’s Giant Pandas, Countryside

Schisandra is made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

April 26, 2017

 

pan-fried morels

Morels, Simply Pan-Fried

Take care to clean your morels well before you fry them up. A salt water bath helps to remove any bugs that may have made a home in your mushrooms.

April 26, 2017

 

squash blossom corn chowder

Squash Blossom And Corn Chowder

Zucchini flowers are the most common plant used for blossom harvests. Combine them with broth, light cream, onions, butter and corn for this simple chowder.

April 24, 2017

 

aquafaba

Vegan Cookbooks Spill The Beans About Aquafaba

The discovery that the liquid from canned beans can be whipped into an egg white substitute has taken the vegan world by storm.

April 23, 2017

 

carrot and mint fritters

Crispy Carrot And Mint Fritters

This recipe features a North African spice blend of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cloves and white pepper.

April 22, 2017

 

Wholesum Harvest

Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home.

April 20, 2017

 

bob's red mill gluten-free

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could Common Virus Be The Trigger?

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease but only 1 percent get it. A common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

April 19, 2017

 

chicken worker

Indiana Egg Producers Scramble To Meet Cage-Free Demand

Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.

April 19, 2017

 

Kara Dethlefsen

When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Families

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, but advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.

April 18, 2017

 

leekchi

Leekchi: Kimchi’s Leek-Based Cousin

Leekchi is a highly flavorful fermented condiment made simply of leeks, salt, ginger, garlic, and hot peppers.

April 16, 2017

 

grilled asparagus with raclette

Grilled Asparagus With Raclette

Raclette is a cow's milk cheese known for its meltability. This recipe features thin slices of raclette layered over charred asparagus.

April 14, 2017

 

asparagus pesto

Toss Pasta In Asparagus Pesto

For this recipe I favor pistachios, but feel free to swap them out for pine nuts or almonds.

April 13, 2017

 

selling bread

With Food Scarce In Venezuela, Bakers Accused Of Hoarding

Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies.

April 12, 2017

 

vending machine

Forcing People To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take 25 seconds. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.

April 10, 2017

 

roasted carrots with carrot top pesto

Roasted Carrots With Carrot Top Pesto

It seems only right to serve carrot top pesto slathered on top of the beloved root it sprung out of.

April 9, 2017

 

honey miso glazed carrots

Win Over Carrot-Haters With Honey Miso Glazed Carrots

The trick to getting the carrots tender is to par-boil them first. Then they’re pan-fried in a bit of oil.

April 8, 2017

 

drawing

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S., cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving to new bones, like alpaca.

April 7, 2017

 

kelp

Alaska’s Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

While the state has a bountiful coastline it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. Scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed.

April 7, 2017

 

fisherman

The Race To Fish Slows Down

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes.

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