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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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February 14, 2017

 

meat-free burger

This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture.

February 14, 2017

 

beet tarts

Beet Tarts With Goat Cheese And Caramelized Onions

These rose-shaped tarts make even a novice baker pass for a seasoned pastry chef.

February 13, 2017

 

ranch

To Save The Planet, Give Cows Better Pasture

What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.

February 13, 2017

 

farmer with millet

A Forgotten Group Of Grains Might Help Indian Farmers

Faced with water shortages, one Indian state is re-introducing drought tolerant millets to people's diets.

February 12, 2017

 

portrait of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As Weapon Of Control

As a young man, Douglass escaped slavery and became a heroic abolitionist who revealed how food was a key tool in the immoral mechanics of slavery.

February 12, 2017

 

fried cauliflower rice and quail eggs

Fried Cauliflower Rice With Quail Eggs

My one gripe with a lot of healthy food is that it doesn’t have enough flavor. Not this dish!

February 11, 2017

 

Juno DeMelo

When Man’s Best Friend Is The Worst At Truffle Hunting

Some dogs have long been bred specifically to sniff out truffles, but could any old dog be trained to pick up this lucrative new trick?

February 10, 2017

 

pig farm

Dirt Under Your Fingernails And A Strong Sense Of Pride

Iowa is the largest pork producer in the country. Melissa Block visits a pig farm for NPR's series "Our Land."

February 9, 2017

 

field of wheat

Don’t Call It Wheat: Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Researchers developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue. It grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work, but helps prevent erosion.

February 9, 2017

 

Everyman Espresso

Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants.

February 8, 2017

 

fleece jacket in a corn field

Microfibers Are Migrating Into Field And Food

Fleece jackets have transformed our experience of the outdoors. But little, tiny synthetic fibers that fleece is made of could also be ending up in our diets.

February 7, 2017

 

Mana Heshmati, founder of the Detroit-based Peace Meal Kitchen

Detroit Pop-Up Dinner Series Protests Trump’s Travel Ban

Peace Meal Kitchen began as a way to use food to dispel misconceptions about Iran. In the wake of new immigration restrictions, its mission has morphed.

February 7, 2017

 

Crespelle in Brodo, Italian Crepes in Broth

Italian Crepes In Chicken Broth

There are many subtle variations in the way crepes are prepared. This version incorporates creamed carrots and potatoes to thicken the broth.

February 7, 2017

 

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo

Climate Change Disrupts Mayans’ Traditional Farming Practices

Climate change has brought erratic rainfall to Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, forcing local Mayan farmers to modernize their centuries-old farming practices.

February 7, 2017

 

pig nose

Scientists Get Down And Dirty With DNA To Track Wild Pigs

Wild hogs inflict $1.5 billion in damage on U.S. property each year. Biologists can now track the elusive animals via tiny bits of DNA they leave in puddles.

February 6, 2017

 

Washu chocolate

Save The Monkeys, Save The Trees, Sell The Chocolate

An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.

February 5, 2017

 

Urban Seed

What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients.

February 4, 2017

 

cilantro lime rice with an egg

Cilantro Lime Broccoli Rice

Making broccoli rice is super easy. You simply add broccoli stems to a food processor and pulse until it’s broken into tiny bits.

February 4, 2017

 

Mike McCloskey

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, Master Of Milk Came Home

For one of the biggest dairymen in U.S., success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire.

February 3, 2017

 

A wheel of hard, aged cheese

These Monks Have A Calling: Making Italian Cheese In India

Cheese is gaining popularity in India but it is mostly imported and expensive. An Indian-based monastery with Italian roots is trying to change that.

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