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Food As Medicine, Even On The Open Road

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Learn how one participant in a nutrition prescription program adapts his new diet to fit his job as a truck driver.

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Make Your Own Soft Pretzels And Learn About Federal Food Policy

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IU Food Researcher Angela Babb talks about the USDA’s glaring conflict of interest.

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Problem Solving You Can Eat

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If you have a new year’s resolution to improve the way you eat, it might be nice to think about adding to your diet, rather than restricting.

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A Campus Farm And A Campus Emergency Meal Program

Erin Carman-Sweeny standing in blue shirt, with one hand on his hip in front of row crops with trees and green brush beyond the farm fields.

The IU Dining services has access to fresh produce grown right on campus. That comes in handy, especially during a pandemic.

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Food Desert Or Food Apartheid?

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The term food desert implies that it’s naturally occurring--but is it?

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The Store Is The Garden: Reflections On Growing Enough

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This week on earth eats, beans and corn and cornbread and bean poetry and planning for your own apocalypse.

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Why Even Corn Can Get A Bad Night Of Sleep

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Hotter nighttime temperatures can become a problem for crops that are just trying to get some sleep.

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Business Professor Finds A History of The Senses In The Grocery Store

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Josephine McRobbie spoke to business historian Ai Hisano about her research into the history of seeing our food

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Midwest Hemp Is Still Getting Its Footing, But Growers Aren’t Giving Up Yet

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The most recent Farm Bill legalized hemp production nationwide, but left individual states in charge of the oversight

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Recipes

Denise's Hot Water Cornbread

Ears of white seed corn stacked loosely in 3 wooden crates on a brick floor.

This cornbread is best made with coarsely ground cornmeal, like the kind Denise Breeden-Ost processes from their own seed corn.

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Savory Hand Pies with Greens, Olives and Feta

Close-up of small pocket pies with golden-orange pastry and a filling of cooked greens flecked with white cheese and dark olives, on a white plate with parsley in the background

These pocket pies are an almost decadent way of getting a healthy dose of greens.

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Apricot Almond Scones

Triangle shaped scones on a baking sheet.

These scones have some of the same characteristics of croissants -- layered, flaky and buttery -- but they're much easier to make.

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