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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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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.

March 4, 2016

 

food pantry

SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, but nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed.

March 2, 2016

 

Ashara Manns

Doctors In Flint Push A Healthy Diet To Fight Lead Exposure

Even low levels of lead in kids can cause learning or behavioral problems, but foods with calcium, iron and vitamin C can help reduce the absorption of lead.

February 29, 2016

 

salmonella

New Device Could Make It Easier To Identify Food Pathogens

A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.

February 26, 2016

 

inga's popcorn

A Humble Snack Goes Global, Gets Fancy

Americans have loved popcorn since the Great Depression. These days, popcorn grown, bagged and flavored in Indiana is sold halfway across the world.

February 25, 2016

 

Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread

Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Menus

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.

February 23, 2016

 

Flint Farmers' Market

Moving Flint Farmers Market Drew More Poor Shoppers

When Flint, Michigan moved its farmers market closer to public transportation, it made healthy foods more accessible to low-income shoppers.

February 17, 2016

 

Mileidis Bolivar on rooftop garden

Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So the government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food.

February 1, 2016

 

Terry Work

The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

January 21, 2016

 

students at salad bar

Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.

January 21, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

400,000 Birds Killed, What’s Next In Avian Flu Outbreak?

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.

January 19, 2016

 

Turkeys

Update: Efforts To Contain Avian Flu Appear To Be Working

It could take some time to contain what state health officials are describing as one of the worst avian flu outbreaks to hit Indiana.

January 7, 2016

 

two groups of foods

Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar, Red Meat Gets A Pass

The new guidelines have implications for federal nutrition policy, influencing everything from school lunches to advice you get at a doctor's office.

January 6, 2016

 

salmon croquettes

It’s Fry Time With Salmon Croquettes

Moisture is your friend in this recipe. It will give you croquettes that are crispy on the outside but creamy and fluffy on the inside.

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