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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 6, 2017

 

coke bottles

Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

April 5, 2017

 

harvesting spruce tips in a basket

Forest-Flavored Jelly, With Spruce Tips

These are little bundles of baby spruce needles that are soft and tender. The flavor brings all the vitality of a forest bursting forth in springtime.

April 3, 2017

 

bean sprouts garlic scapes salad

Bean Sprouts Garlic Scape Salad

Garlic scapes are the shoots that grow from garlic bulbs. This recipe offers a simple way to highlight the garlicky stalks.

April 2, 2017

 

coffee-grounds

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

March 30, 2017

 

Danielle Coons serves beer

U.S. Breweries Top 5,300, Craft Beer Rides Double-Digit Gains

Just five years ago, there were only about 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.

March 30, 2017

 

sign in a field

EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.

March 29, 2017

 

sweet rice

How A Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

Making the traditional foods of home on the holiday of Cheti Chand helps a member of the Hindu Sindhi diaspora feel less disjointed.

March 29, 2017

 

grocery bags

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help.

March 28, 2017

 

Camellia sinensis are planted on the Salem, Oregon

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka, but dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch tea sold at a premium.

March 27, 2017

 

beer

Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Using Recycled Water

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?"

March 27, 2017

 

kids drawing

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows.

March 26, 2017

 

burnt lemon chana dal soup

Burnt Lemon Chana Dal Soup

Use chickpeas to make this thick, creamy dish for a warm, flavorful meal.

March 26, 2017

 

Meals on Wheels

Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget.

March 25, 2017

 

cow in the field

Why More Farmers Are Making Switch To Grass-Fed Meat, Dairy

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium.

March 24, 2017

 

chickens

U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Cutting Back On Antibiotics

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a report says FDA doesn't collect data to know if that policy is working.

March 23, 2017

 

Cans of tuna at Whole Foods Market

Grocers Want To Make Sure Canned Tuna Was Caught Responsibly

Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks.

March 23, 2017

 

farmers in a sweet potato field

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find ‘Guest Workers’

Immigration lawyers are getting calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." Farmers worry they'll lose existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

March 23, 2017

 

holding food

Meals On Wheels Lose Funding? It’s Hard To Say How Much

Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released.

March 21, 2017

 

grilling meat

Amid Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat.

March 21, 2017

 

seaweed

Want To Eat Green? Do It The Irish Way — With Seaweed

Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. It helped some survive the Great Famine.

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