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October 9, 2015



Beets, Historic Food Books, Conservation and Farming

American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.

October 9, 2015


corn on the husk

Environmental Markets Could Sell Farmers On Conservation

The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.

September 17, 2015


picture of the Pfantz family homestead

Food Companies Begin To Pressure Farmers To Reduce Runoff

Fearing backlash from customers, companies like Coke, Nestle and General Mills, are pressuring farmers to reduce their contribution to water pollution.

September 16, 2015


nutrient monitoring equipment

Cheaper, Easier Monitoring Could Hasten Water Clean-Up

Bringing monitoring technology to farmer’s fields means the farmer instantly knows how much fertilizer that area needs. They can then avoid applying too much.

July 15, 2015


whole foods

Whole Foods Reaches Agreement Over Responsibly Grown Ratings

Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" ratings have riled organic farmers who have watched their produce get lower ratings than conventionally grown foods.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

May 25, 2013

Shopping And Cooking 


Quinoa Is All The Rage, Food Justice With Marcia Veldman

Marcia Veldman talks about her obsession with gardening and how she strives for food justice through her work at the farmers market. And, quinoa is on the menu!

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

Berdo on terraced field

Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

February 12, 2013

Stewards Of The Earth 

nebraska farm

When Conservation Pays

Lindsey Price, a fourth-generation rancher, recently sold the largest conservation easement in Nebraska history, covering about 40 square miles.

September 16, 2011


shark fin

California Halts Sale Of Shark Fins

Consumption of a delicacy may be draining the Atlantic Ocean of a notorious predator.

August 1, 2011

Fish Farms 

bluefin tuna

Bluefin Tuna And The Trouble With Fish Farms

Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?

June 28, 2011

Oil And Agriculture 


Sustainable Palm Oil: Greener Agriculture Or Greenwashing?

Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?

April 20, 2011

Farming Woes 

Erosion Prevention

Erosion Is Washing Away Soil, Threatening Food Supply

Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.

March 6, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: The Value Of Land And Food

In part two of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about land economy vs. the money system and how to translate local focus into global awareness.

March 29, 2010

Child Nutrition 

Senator Blanche Lincoln

Environmentalists Criticize Funding For Senate’s Child Nutrition Plan

Some environmentalists have decried the reallocation of funds from conservation programs to support child nutrition programs.

March 26, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

joel salatin

Joel Salatin And Polyface Farm: Stewards of Creation

Earth Eats talks with Joel Salatin, the proprietor of Polyface Farm, who calls himself a "Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer"

December 2, 2009

Environmental Conservation 

the appalachian mountains with fall tree colors

Elderly Man On Hunger Strike Arrested At WV State Capitol

81-year-old Roland Micklem was arrested yesterday outside of West Virginia's State Capitol building for protesting the mining of mountaintops.

October 25, 2009

Green Halloween 

A pile of pumpkins.

How To Have A Safe And Sustainable Halloween!

Happy Halloween Earth Eaters! In preparation for the spookiest night of the year, here are some guidelines for having a safe and sustainable Halloween!

August 29, 2009

Energy Conservation 

Coins stuck in a tree trunk.

Can We Save Money By Saving Energy?

Reports say that the U.S. could save $1.2 trillion by 2020 if we invest $520 billion in energy conservation.

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