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A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.

queen bee and her worker bees

There’s a need out here and we’re trying to fill that need. If we didn’t have any fertilizer dealers around, corn might make 50 bushels, and you can’t survive on 50 bushels of corn.

We’ll be talking fertilizer today on Earth Eats. Farmers need it, but the environment pays the price.

Then, a different story about waste from food and how we might turn that back into energy.

2015 was a good year for kale. We bring back one of our favorite recipes.

Then, farmers are stretching the growing season with hoop houses and hydroponics and root cellars, so you might be surprised to hear about the variety of foods available for purchase at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.

And, a conversation with biologist Irene Newton, whose study from earlier this year takes a look at what’s going on in the guts of queen bees.

Stories On This Episode

More Fertilizer Plants Come Online, Bring CO2 Baggage

Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.

Crunchy Curry Kale Chips

Who needs potato chips when you have these! A dusting of curry and garlic powders give these kale chips a great flavor.

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

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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