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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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August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

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New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

August 26, 2013

Young Farmers 

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On This Urban Farm, Boys Take The Lead

The 24 teens in the program all sweat in the field. But they also transform the harvest into products like ketchup and become marketers of their business.

August 21, 2013

Fishy Snacks 

caviar produced by the Paddlefish Research Center

Controversy In The Caviar

Niche fishermen are facing an unexpected challenge to their livelihood from the state of Oklahoma, which is selling the fish eggs at a deep discount.

August 14, 2013

Bushel After Bushel 

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USDA Predicts Near Record Corn Yield, Soybeans Look Good Too

Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.

August 14, 2013

Drink Local 

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Mild Weather Could Mean Banner Year For Indiana Wineries

Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.

August 13, 2013

 

Dave Dierig

How Secure Is The Fort Knox Of Seeds?

From the outside it may not look like a bastion of the American agriculture industry. Inside, it holds one of the world’s largest collections of seed.

August 5, 2013

 

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Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.

August 2, 2013

Community Collaboration 

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Over-The-Hill Hens Donated To Local Food Bank

We follow 500 hens from the pastures of Schacht Farm to the warehouse of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

July 26, 2013

Local Giants 

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When It Comes To CSAs, How Big Is Too Big?

Most CSA operations are small, serving dozens of customers. Others serve hundreds.

July 22, 2013

New Business Model 

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Redefining The Co-op In Ways Big And Small

The cooperative business model, long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities, is being adapted to serve a broader range of rural needs.

July 13, 2013

Foraging Fun 

Adam Hintz

Dining On Nettles, Milkweed And Dandelions

Adam Hintz is an avid forager, or someone who harvests uncultivated food – like acorns that fall along the bike path or dandelions growing in the backyard.

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

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New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

July 8, 2013

Time For A Rain Dance 

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Tough Times For Midwest Wheat Farmers

It’s been a tough year for winter wheat farmers. Battling dry times in an often dry region has many farmers fearing a historically low harvest.

June 28, 2013

Sights And Smells 

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Willowfield Lavender Farm

Visitors from all over the country flock to the Willowfield Lavender Farm each summer. The one-of-a-kind farm boasts organic produce and stunning landscapes.

June 21, 2013

Urban Gardening 

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Refugees Find Home On The Farm

Urban areas typically have the resources to help refugees adjust. Social service agencies have worked to find availble land for urban refugess to cultivate.

June 20, 2013

Clean Food 

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Melon Farmers Prepare For FDA Inspections After Outbreaks

Indiana melon farmers are trying to better understand Food and Drug Administration requirements in preparations for upcoming inspections later this year.

June 17, 2013

 

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If These Plants Could Talk

Kids planted herbs and rolled seed bombs with the help of several seniors at Generations Gardening Together. We collected folks' gardening and food stories.

June 17, 2013

Exhibitions 

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Smithsonian Plows Into Farming History

The Smithsonian is now working on 8,000-square-foot “American Enterprise” exhibition that will explore agriculture’s connection to finance, science and retail.

June 10, 2013

Food Aid 

starter-plants at farmers market

At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.

June 4, 2013

Structure Of Baking 

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Finding The Sweet Spot Between Baking And Building

The Architectural Cake Contest takes a playful approach to the task of historic preservation, but ends up revealing that architecture is just the icing on top.

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