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Why Nutrient Runoff From Farms Is So Hard To Control

On this week's show, Harvest Public Media kicks off its series about water contamination, and Daniel Orr describes the most basic way to pickle vegetables.

rural scene

Photo: Grant Gerlock

Harvest Public Media reporters examine how chemicals and nutrients seep into fresh water, the dangers that poses, and what can be done about it.

Today on Earth Eats, pickling 101 with Chef Daniel Orr. Grab some vegetables, any vegetables will do.

Also, from Harvest Public Media, water contamination in Flint, Michigan put a spotlight on drinking water safety. Other Midwestern cities are dealing with a different kind of pollution:

The soil, plant, water system is not an engineered system, it’s a natural system, a natural ecosystem that the growers are trying to manage.

Nitrates are ending up in our water. That’s part one of a special series called “Watching our Water.”

Then, we have a profile of kettle corn producer Chris Vosters.

Stories On This Episode

How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?

headwaters of the South Platte River

Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico

Study: MRSA Transmitted Through Poultry Consumption

MRSA

George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

tractor in a corn field

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer.

Bridging The Cultural Divide In Colorado Meatpacking Town

soccer team at Fort Morgan

“We have all these people from other places in the world and we have one thing in common: soccer," says Nick Ng, soccer coach at Fort Morgan High School.

Senate Committee Hears Both Sides On Proposed Ag Company Mergers

Monsanto chief technology officer Robb Fraley

Supporters and opponents of several proposed mergers among agricultural seed and chemical companies are making their case to lawmakers in Washington.

In A Pickle: Simple Guide For Preserving The Summer Harvest

a jar of pickled green beans

Today on Earth Eats, we’re showing you how to pickle vegetables from your garden so you can enjoy green beans and peppers all the way into the cold months.

Tomatoes And Snow Peas Salad

Snow-Peas-Tomatoes-Salad

This colorful salad celebrates seasonal veggies. It doesn't contain any acid in order to maintain the vibrant green of the snow peas.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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