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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

June 15, 2010

Food Supply 

Vegetables at a farmers' market

Jeff Sharp: Toward A More Efficient, Sustainable Food System

Farmers markets are just one way to support local agriculture. Jeff Sharp is researching how to make the market for local food more efficient and sustainable.

June 2, 2010

Sustainable Seafood 

Caribbean reef shark

Hawaii To Outlaw Shark Fin Soup, Possession of Shark Fins

Hawaii will become the first state in the U.S. to ban the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins.

May 26, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill 

Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Gulf Of Mexico Officially Declared A National Fisheries Disaster

The federal government officially declared the Gulf of Mexico a fisheries disaster Tuesday evening, closing all fisheries in the area.

May 20, 2010

Food Policy 

Michelle Obama hula-hoops with school children

Food Manufacturers To Trim A Trillion Calories From American Diet

The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.

May 19, 2010

Pesticides 

Excited child

New Study: Pesticide Exposure Tied To ADHD In Children

In a study of 1,000 children, researchers found that those who had high levels of certain pesticides were almost twice as likely to develop ADHD.

May 18, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill 

Raw oysters

Gulf Oil Spill Causes Sharp Spike In Oyster Prices

Got a hankering for oysters? Then you should expect to shell out more for them soon.

May 14, 2010

Food Safety 

Romaine lettuce

CDC: Dozens Sickened By E. Coli From Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control reported dozens of confirmed illnesses from a strain of E. coli bacteria found in wholesale romaine lettuce.

April 30, 2010

Social Media 

Dairy cows

Teat Tweet Dairy Diary Lets You Follow The Lactose (On Twitter)

The Critical Media Lab at the University of Waterloo is using one farm's high-tech robotic milking system to give voice to our hooved friends.

April 17, 2010

School Lunch 

bagel dog, tater tots, fruit cup and cookie on a school lunch tray

Interview: Anonymous Teacher “Mrs. Q” Is Fed Up With School Lunch

"Mrs. Q" is an anonymous elementary school teacher in the Midwest who has resolved to eat school lunches every day in 2010 and document her experience.

April 15, 2010

Genetic Engineering 

bee pollinating an almond blossom.

Bee Shortage Leads To Development Of Self-Pollinating Almond Trees

The USDA reports that geneticists are working to develop a self-pollinating almond tree to compensate for the rapid decline of honey bee populations

April 13, 2010

Strawberry Harvest 

Strawberries

Strawberry Surplus Causes Record-Low Prices…And A Lot Of Waste

The market is flooded with strawberries, causing prices so low farmers find it less expensive to destroy their crops than to harvest, sell, and ship them.

April 8, 2010

Cancer Prevention 

Heart-shaped tomato

New Study: Eating Veggies Does Not (Really) Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study shows that despite other health benefits, eating plenty of vegetables does not necessarily reduce your cancer risk.

April 6, 2010

Soda Tax 

Soda fizz

Is The Soda Tax Getting A Second Chance?

Last year, the Obama administration proposed the implementation of a soda tax, but the initiative fell flat. Maybe.

March 31, 2010

Fast Food 

Secretary of the Army John McHugh at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, NATO To Send Pizza Hut Packing

NATO officials say that fast food restaurants on large military bases in Afghanistan divert too many resources from smaller bases.

March 26, 2010

Food Safety 

Raw milk

FDA: Sudden Increase In Reported Illnesses Due To Raw Milk

There have been at least 12 cases in two days of illness due to contaminated raw milk in the Midwest.

March 26, 2010

Social Media For Foodies 

laptop computer and peanut butter cookies

44 Top Twitter Accounts All Eco-Foodies Should Follow

Earth Eats rounds up a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we've grown to love in our time on Twitter.

March 25, 2010

Food Labeling 

barcode on lettuce

Fading Barcode On Produce Reveals Freshness

A special barcode sticker indicates to shoppers and venders which produce items are getting too old to for purchase.

March 24, 2010

Health Care Reform 

restaurant menu sign

Health Care Bill Calls Out Chain Restaurants, Vending Machines

The health care overhaul was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, including a provision directed toward chain restaurants.

March 19, 2010

Eating Animals 

White cows

The Great Sustainability Debate: Meat Or No Meat?

Does the meat industry promote climate change and pollution, or is animal husbandry fundamental to sustainable agriculture?

March 17, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

grocery store aisle

Michelle Obama Asks US Grocers To Join Her In Fighting Obesity

Michelle Obama spoke with U.S. grocers yesterday, calling for industry-wide improvements to help parents and kids make healthier food decisions.

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