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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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September 3, 2017

 

red cabbage slaw

Red Cabbage Slaw

This red cabbage slaw is dressed with a yogurt and pomegranate molasses.

September 1, 2017

 

moth

Scientists Try To Fight Crop Damage With Invasive Moth’s DNA

The diamondback moth costs farmers billions of dollars every year. But will these lab-bred insects inherit the same stigma as genetically modified crops?

August 31, 2017

 

underwater

Scientists Hope To Farm Biofuel Of The Future In Pacific Ocean

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

August 31, 2017

 

color drawing

Is Sugar From Fruit The Same As Sugar From Candy?

Stories about the harms of sugar have consumers wondering if they should put the apple back on the shelf.

August 30, 2017

 

khichuri

Khichuri: Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With Global Influence

The dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.

August 29, 2017

 

salmon

Why Are Atlantic Salmon Being Farmed In The Northwest?

Earlier this month, thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped a net pen in Washington state, raising questions about farming non-native species.

August 29, 2017

 

Gastrophysicist Mie Thorborg Pedersen holds a jellyfish

When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Chips

Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them.

August 29, 2017

 

caviar

To Keep Sturgeon Sustainable, Farm And Fishery Work Together

Demand for seafood is rising but wild stocks aren't. A hatchery owner is hoping his model of responsible agriculture can keep fish on the menu and in the water.

August 28, 2017

 

Arepas are prepared in a home in Caracas, Venezuela

Arepas Are Conquering The World — But Dying In Venezuela

Yet even as arepas are embraced from New York to Spain, they are disappearing in their hunger-wracked homeland.

August 27, 2017

 

chocolate basil cake

Basil Chocolate Cake

The recipe calls for a whole cup of chopped basil. Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar and some fresh basil leaves as a garnish or drizzle on berries.

August 25, 2017

 

farmer Wade Dooley

Does Sustainability Help Environment Or Just Ag’s Public Image?

Big food companies want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer, but the best-known program to accomplish this may not have much effect.

August 25, 2017

 

salmon

‘Environmental Nightmare’ After Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm

Officials blame the failure of a pen near Washington's Cypress Island on high tides caused by the eclipse, but that is being questioned.

August 24, 2017

 

Indian female farmers sow paddy in a field

Carbon Dioxide May Rob Crops Of Nutrition

Two new studies suggest that changing atmospheric conditions could reduce protein and iron in food.

August 24, 2017

 

Anhydrous ammonia tanks

Can Walmart Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.

August 23, 2017

 

bumblebees

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

August 21, 2017

 

Foodlink

Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In Local Community

Normally food banks distribute donated food to the hungry. But Rochester, NY food bank Foodlink is going beyond that to provide jobs to boost the local economy.

August 20, 2017

 

swiss chard baklava

Summer Potluck Dishes To Withstand The Heat, Please Crowds

We asked three chefs for their suggestions for dishes that will stand out from all the beans and burgers and slaw and dips sure to be on the table.

August 17, 2017

 

huckleberry

August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Huckleberries

Lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet.

August 17, 2017

 

yellowfin tuna

Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference.

August 16, 2017

 

burdock root

Burdock Salad With Three Sesame Dressing

In Asia, burdock roots (and even the stems and leaves) are a staple food and herbal medicine that have been consumed since ancient times.

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