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February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

A crop duster sprays a field.

New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

June 21, 2013

Field Trip 

Tamworth sow and piglets

Leave The Lab Coats Behind: Biology Students On The Farm

Students researching antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organically-raised pigs discovered that all the pigs had some level of resistance in their systems.

June 17, 2013

Workaholic 

chef-dan-marquis-selling food

Seed To Plate With Chef/Farmer Daniel Marquis

Daniel Marquis is the executive chef at Quay and an organic farmer. Being involved in all levels of production gives him an intimate connection to the food.

July 3, 2012

 

arepas on verdigris tabletop

Farm Fresh Arepas

What do you get when you cross vegetables fresh out of the ground, the veganette, and a Venezuelan favorite? Answer: Dinner that's to die for.

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

farm and fall

Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.

November 1, 2011

International Organics 

A small, black donkey stands in the middle of a sandy pen surrounded by a an old log-and-post fence.  Her nose is near the ground, like she's sniffing for food.

Community Farming Going Global: New CSA’s In China, Thailand

Some of the oldest community-supported agriculture programs started in Japan in the 1960's but the movement is just taking off in several nearby countries.

October 17, 2011

Reporting From The Farm 

Rachel Beyer of Stranger's Hill Organics

Stranger’s Hill Organics And The War On Weeds

Fighting weeds is probably the biggest challenge for organic farmers. Rachel Beyer and Ben Smith of Stranger's Hill Organics give some tips.

August 5, 2011

Seasonal Foods 

Old Fashioned Potato Latkes

CSA Challenge: Recipes Inspired By This Week’s Delivery

Earth Eats is taking the CSA Challenge. We find creative uses for six cucumbers, a bunch of sage, and a whole slew of potatoes.

July 5, 2011

Food-Borne Illness  

alfalfa sprouts

As Russia Lifts Veggie Ban, U.S. Now Plagued By Tainted Sprouts

The German E. coli outbreak is slowing down, but salmonella cases in the U.S. raise more concern about contaminated alfalfa sprouts.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

Environmentally Sensitive Area Sign

Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

August 20, 2010

Local Farms 

organic vegetables and a life organic farm sign at the bloomington farmers market

Community Supported Agriculture At LIFE Certified Organic Farm

LIFE Certified Organic Farms is a family owned farm in Southern Indiana. We asked them about their CSA programs and the variety of heirloom tomatoes they grow.

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

November 25, 2009

Recycling and Composting 

three receptacles: trash, recyclables, and compostables

City of San Francisco Implements Mandatory Composting Program

Last month the city of San Francisco implemented the nation's first mandatory composting program, helping to close the loop locally in the bay area.

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