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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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May 19, 2017

 

farm workers

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year.

May 18, 2017

 

Puerto Rican sugar refinery

Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food But Might Find It Again

A local food movement is taking root in Puerto Rico. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land, but why was the land abandoned in the first place?

May 17, 2017

 

chicken

Chinese Chicken Is Headed To U.S. But It’s Really About Beef

The U.S. has given the green light for China to send cooked poultry to America. It's part of a trade deal that opens China's huge market to U.S. beef producers.

May 16, 2017

 

milk

Americans Are Drinking Less Cow’s Milk, Its Appeal Has Curdled

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.

May 16, 2017

 

Michelle Obama

What Michelle Obama Thinks About Trump’s School Lunch Rules

The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.

May 13, 2017

 

bananas foster pancakes

Bananas Foster Pancakes

I made a simple butterscotch sauce with butter, brown sugar and cream. Rum is the usual choice for Bananas Foster, but I love the flavor Armagnac adds.

May 9, 2017

 

green tomato salad

Green Tomato Mint Salad

These young tomatoes are crisp, tangy and juicy with just a hint of sweetness. Add some mint and you have a refreshing green tomato mint salad.

May 9, 2017

 

drawing

Why Taste Buds Dull As We Age

You're born with roughly 9,000 taste buds, and they're very good at regenerating, but that can change as we age.

May 8, 2017

 

oranges from a pill bottle

This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines

The rising prevalence and cost of Type 2 diabetes has doctors at Geisinger Health System turning to food as a form of medicine.

May 7, 2017

 

organic milk cartons

Just How Organic Is Your Milk? It Depends On The Dairy

Is there a difference between organic milk bought in a grocery store and milk bought straight from farmers? Reporter Peter Whoriskey talks about his findings.

May 5, 2017

 

Rosa Parks'

Rosa Parks’ Pancake Recipe Helps Us See Human Side Of A Hero

Parks jotted the recipe down on the back of an envelope. A Library of Congress curator says "this recipe is quintessentially African-American."

May 4, 2017

 

Bruce Barritt with apple tree

Washington Apple Growers Sink Their Teeth Into Cosmic Crisp

A new apple variety is on its way. It's called Cosmic Crisp, and farmers in Washington state are planting these trees by the millions.

May 3, 2017

 

Rhubarb White Chocolate Muffins

Rhubarb White Chocolate Muffins

I’m going to be honest with you: these muffins are borderline cupcakes.

May 3, 2017

 

dairy cow

How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a system that defiantly rejects the free market.

May 3, 2017

 

avocados

California Is On Its Way To Having Avocado Crop Year-Round

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. California researchers are working to change that.

May 2, 2017

 

amaranth and corn flour, agave honey and amaranth cereal

Why Mexican Chefs, Farmers, Activists Are Reviving Amaranth

The ancient grain is part of a movement to revive native crops and cuisines while restoring the health and economy of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's poorest states.

May 1, 2017

 

maple mousse

A Sure Sign Of Spring: Maple Syrup Mousse

This recipe is a no-bake dessert. I also love that it bypasses refined sugar altogether. The sweetness comes from the maple syrup and raisins.

April 30, 2017

 

spring onion risotto

Spring Onion Risotto

Because it’s made with vegetable stock, this risotto is pretty light. The cheese added in at the end adds just enough richness and umami to make it interesting.

April 28, 2017

 

cows

Why Aren’t More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity, but some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

April 26, 2017

 

schisandra berries

A Wild Berry Helps Protect China’s Giant Pandas, Countryside

Schisandra is made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

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