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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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May 5, 2016

 

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Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

 

morels growing in the woods

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!

May 3, 2016

 

eggs

Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

April 13, 2016

 

bee on a dandelion

Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.

April 12, 2016

 

asian carp

Eating Away Indiana’s Asian Carp Problem

The invasive Asian carp reproduce rapidly, allowing them to take over waterways. Indiana's DNR hopes to encourage more fishermen to harvest the fish for food.

April 7, 2016

 

baby eating rice cereal

FDA Proposes Limit On Arsenic In Rice

The FDA proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, the same limit put forth by the European Union.

April 7, 2016

 

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Indiana Adding Organic Farms Faster Than National Average

There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.

April 6, 2016

 

cornfield

China Selling Corn Stockpiles, Driving Prices Down

American farmers may plant more corn this summer than they have in years, but China's announcement could drive down prices.

April 6, 2016

 

Creekbend Vineyard

Local Vineyard Not Overly Concerned With Low Temps

Local grape growers aren’t overly concerned with overnight temperatures right now, but it’s still early.

April 6, 2016

 

Seed labels from the J.C. Robinson Seed Company

Big Seed: Consolidation Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.

April 4, 2016

 

hands holding quinoa

Your Quinoa Habit Did Help Peru’s Poor, But Trouble Ahead

Headlines once warned the quinoa boom was putting the crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest, but bad news looms.

March 31, 2016

 

shelf of drinks

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

March 30, 2016

 

chicken

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

March 28, 2016

 

campbell soup can

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

General Mills, Kellogg and Mars will start labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. That's all because of a Vermont law set to take effect July 1.

March 21, 2016

 

chipotle restaurant

Chipotle Rethinking Food Safety Changes

Chipotle may be stepping back from food safety measures adopted after the restaurant's disease outbreaks.

March 17, 2016

 

empty factory farm

Fossil Fuels And Factory Farms, Advocates Support Divestment

Some animal welfare and food safety advocates think divestment is the key to large-scale change in the factory farm industry.

March 9, 2016

 

orange, potato and apple

Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of wonky produce that fails to meet retail beauty standards.

March 8, 2016

 

Emmanuel Baziruwile works at a coffee plantation in Rwanda

Rwanda Wants Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops.

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