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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 5, 2013

Fad Diet? 

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Gluten-Free By Popular Demand

More than 1.6 million Americans are on gluten-free diets even though they haven’t been instructed by their doctor to do so.

April 29, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

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House Speaker Pulls “Ag-Gag” Bill Before Vote

House Speaker Brian Bosma killed a bill that would have tightened restrictions on taking undercover pictures and video of agriculture businesses.

April 27, 2013

Read Me 

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Seeking Profits In Private Labels

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

April 23, 2013

Thirsty Crops 

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Thirsty Cities Drain Colorado Farmland

Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. Limited irrigation resources pose a particular problem in Colorado.

April 19, 2013

A'Hunting We Will Go 

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Second Servings: Morel Mushrooms

Morel mushrooms fruit in the spring, signaling a Hoosier tradition of hunting the wooded areas. Traditional Arts Indiana learns more about these elusive fungi.

April 15, 2013

Label Me 

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GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In The Midwest

Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.

April 9, 2013

Eating For Trillions 

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Gut Bacteria May Connect Red Meat and Heart Disease

Riding a wave of new research on microflora and health, a study published this week suggests a link between the critters in our bellies and heart disease.

April 4, 2013

Illegal Plants 

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Legalize It? Kentucky Farmers Look To Hemp

Kentucky is trying to bring back hemp, the close relative of marijuana that is used in products like textiles, car parts, lotions and paper.

April 2, 2013

Spring Weather 

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Farmers Expect Typical Growing Season This Year

At this time last year, farmers in Indiana were already preparing and planting for the season because of record-breaking temperatures.

March 28, 2013

Spring Snow 

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Blizzards Bring Moisture To Happy Kansas Farmers

Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.

March 25, 2013

Crunch Crunch 

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Kids In The Kitchen: Zap Snak Pita Chips

This recipe shows you how to make your own pita chips. Snack on these to your heart's content!

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

March 18, 2013

Cheesy Cakes 

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Kids In The Kitchen: Tasty Toasties

Rice cakes are the base for this easy and tasty recipe.

March 11, 2013

Thank You Very Much 

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Kids In The Kitchen: The Elvis

This snack is an easy peanut butter and banana wrap. Elvis would have loved the addition of chocolate chips.

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

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Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

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Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013

High-Tech 

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

February 25, 2013

Snack Attack 

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Kids In The Kitchen: Felix’s Field Mix

This snack combines sweet and salty elements. Grab a handful and cure those hunger pangs.

February 20, 2013

Dirty Food 

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Safety Concerns Threaten Growing Market For Raw Milk Cheese

Problems with contaminated cheese are devastating for the raw milk industry.

February 19, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

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Modernizing Poultry Inspection Is No Easy Matter

Controversial new regulations proposed by the USDA for poultry processors is an attempt to modernize an inspection system that dates back to the 1950s.

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