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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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December 3, 2016

 

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Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don’t Know

Despite assumptions that food allergies are becoming more common, experts say they just don't know. Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

December 1, 2016

 

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Farmers Are Courting Trump, But They Don’t Speak For All Of Rural America

With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.

November 29, 2016

 

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Who Invented Agriculture First? It Sure Wasn’t Humans

Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop, and they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans.

November 25, 2016

 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers With Kabocha Squash And Pasta

Who's got Thanksgiving leftovers? Set aside some turkey for this pasta recipe.

November 24, 2016

 

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To Save Heritage Turkeys, We Must Eat Them

Heritage turkeys descended from birds brought by British settlers that mated with turkeys native to the U.S.

November 24, 2016

 

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Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey

If you like crispy skin, this is the recipe for you. It’s flavorful, properly seasoned with lots of citrus and herbaceous notes.

November 24, 2016

 

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Dietary Restrictions Could Be Recipe For Stressful Holiday

For parents with kids on special diets, holidays can mean more anxiety than fun. The solution lies in working together to plan the perfect meal.

November 23, 2016

 

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Roasted Squash Crème Brûlée

I’m especially fond of baby squash in all their shapes, colors and sizes. Use whatever you have on hand -- acorn, delicata or pumpkin.

November 23, 2016

 

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When Food Banks Say No To Junk Food, Schools Offer Solution

Food banks are increasingly saying no junk food donations. Some schools are sending healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in cafeterias.

November 23, 2016

 

Chef Mike Isabella

At Thanksgiving, The Sides Have It

Chef Mike Isabella, a renowned restaurateur, has devised some delectable spinoffs of traditional turkey accompaniments, while staying true to classic roots.

November 22, 2016

 

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Butternut Mac ’n’ Cheese With Crunchy Sunflower Topping

Everyone at your Thanksgiving table will be able to enjoy this vegan mac 'n' cheese.

November 22, 2016

 

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Struggling To Reduce Indiana’s Growing Feral Hog Population

Wild pigs are an invasive species first introduced to Indiana in the late 1980s. They're blamed for millions of dollars in damage to crops each year.

November 21, 2016

 

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Delicata Squash And Sage Biscuits

These delicata squash and sage biscuits are tender and buttery with a lovely golden hue for fall.

November 21, 2016

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Cheaper As Food Prices Fall Again

Supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

November 20, 2016

 

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As Greenland Gets Warmer, Farmers Struggle More Than Ever

Warming summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture, but the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms.

November 18, 2016

 

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Should Organic Label Be Rooted In Soil?

The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."

November 15, 2016

 

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Grapefruit+Salt: The Science Behind An Unlikely Power Couple

Ad campaigns of the first and second world wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. These two flavors have chemistry that cannot be denied.

November 11, 2016

 

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Episode 733: A Trunk Full Of Truffles

Truffles are a smelly fungus. They're also one of the most coveted foods in the world. NPR's Planet Money asks why people are willing to pay so much for them.

November 10, 2016

 

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Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

November 9, 2016

 

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Food Pantries Try “Nudging” To Encourage Good Food Choices

Simply shuffling the shelves may be a powerful way to help those living in poverty choose healthier options, a nationwide study of food banks suggests.

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