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Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer was in the company of foodies for most of her formative years. She spent all of her teens working at her town's natural food co-op in South Dakota, and later when she moved to Minneapolis, worked as a produce maven for the nation's longest running collectively-managed food co-op. In 2006, she had the distinct pleasure (and pain) of participating the vendanges, or grape harvest, in the Beaujolais terroire of France, where she developed her compulsion to snip off grape clusters wherever they may hang. In the spring of 2008, Megan interned on NPR's Science Desk in Washington, D.C., where she aided in the coverage of science, health and food policy stories. She joined Indiana Public Media in June, 2009.

Recent Posts by Megan Meyer

September 3, 2010

Green Legislation 

Terminator

Governator To CA Green Foes: ‘I’ll Be Back’

After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.

September 3, 2010

Organic Produce 

Glazed strawberries

In Strawberry Study, Organic Produce Delivers The Goods

A study was published this week supporting a few of the health and environmental benefits of organically-grown produce that foodies have been arguing for years.

September 2, 2010

Egg Recall 

broken eggs

FDA Issues Inspection Reports On Farms Implicated In Egg Recall

The FDA filed some gruesome sanitation reports this week of the farms found to be sources of the recent spike in salmonella-related illnesses.

August 26, 2010

GM Foods 

lox and bagel

Is ‘FrankenFish’ Safe Enough To Satisfy The US Salmon Habit?

One company's answer to crowded salmon farms and overfishing problems is to supplement the U.S. salmon supply by engineering a species of salmon.

August 25, 2010

Jamie Oliver 

Jamie Oliver

‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ Wins Emmy

This week, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program.

August 24, 2010

Egg Recall 

two eggs

Egg Recall Grows Amid Calls For Food Safety Reform

Recent expansion of the egg recall to include half a billion eggs sparks criticism of the current state of the U.S. egg industry.

August 23, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

free for all book cover

Janet Poppendieck: School Food In America Today

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

August 19, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

free for all book cover

Janet Poppendieck: The History Of School Food In America

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

August 18, 2010

Food Safety 

egg and feather

Egg Recall Expands To 380 Million Eggs, Salmonella Outbreak Blamed

An Iowa egg producer announced its voluntary recall of 288 million eggs from eight states due to a spike in reported Salmonella outbreaks.

August 13, 2010

Food Safety 

U.S. Capitol building

Food Safety Bill Update Omits BPA Ban, Relief For Small Farmers

The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.

August 12, 2010

GM Crops 

Canola flower

Study: Genetically Modified Canola On The Loose In North Dakota

An unprecedented number of genetically engineered canola crops have successfully escaped into the wild.

August 12, 2010

Food Security 

Seeds

World Class Plant Bank May Be Plowed For Housing Development

The largest repository for European fruits and berries in the world is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a housing development.

August 9, 2010

Food Deserts 

signs for the federal SNAP program at a farmers market

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

The truth about farmer’s market success, as many things in life, it’s perhaps much more complicated than a single factor like walking access.

August 6, 2010

Child Nutrition 

U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Passes Historic Child Nutrition Act, Hurdles Remain

On Thursday, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Child Kids Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

August 6, 2010

Food Safety 

Fresh Fish neon sign

Gulf Fishermen Wary Of Smell Tests For Gulf Seafood Safety

Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.

August 5, 2010

Food Safety 

soybean plants

Pharmaceuticals In Soybeans? Crops Absorb Toxins, Research Shows

Scientists have found that certain crops easily absorb pharmaceuticals and personal care products, or PPCPs.

July 30, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

Senator Blanche Lincoln

School Lunch Reform Before Autumn May Still Be Possible

There may still be hope for the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act to have an impact on students starting school in the fall.

July 28, 2010

Obesity Prevention 

cigarette

Obesity Prevention Better Funded Than Anti-Tobacco Programs

Funding has been shifted from anti-tobacco programs to give more financial support to fighting obesity.

July 28, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

The Massachusetts State Senate chamb

MA Senate Passes Bill Ousting Junk Food From Schools

The House and Senate of Massachusetts passed a bill last week banning the sale of junk food in public schools.

July 22, 2010

School Lunch 

Hundred-dollar bills

Sodexo Fined $20M For School Meal Fraud

Food service giant Sodexo settled with the state of New York over complaints that it had been overcharging public schools for five years.

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