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Archive for September 2018

September 7, 2018

 

Open A Jar Of Summer Sunshine — In The Dead Of Winter

The phrase “many hands make light work” really comes into play when you’re talking about food preservation.

September 14, 2018

 

A Flowery Farm Transition, And A Neighborhood Coffee Shop Gets A Nightlife

Big ag hasn’t taken over every small farm. A young flower farmer rents land from a fifth-generation farmer who remembers when “Get big or get out” first began.

September 21, 2018

 

The Sacred Practice Of Growing Food: An Interview With Shane Bernardo

Food Justice is a term that Shane Bernardo uses to talk about his work, but it goes much deeper than that for him.

September 5, 2018

 

Women Chefs Still Walk ‘A Fine Line’ In The Kitchen

While there have been big changes in the restaurant business in the last few decades, a new documentary on female chefs and work-life balance explores how little it has changed for women.

September 6, 2018

 

As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Crops

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That's ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it's making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

September 7, 2018

 

Artist Captures Plight Of Undocumented Workers After Wildfires

Napa Valley's wine industry relies heavily on immigrants, but the undocumented are often ineligible for services when disaster strikes. An artist depicts how the 2017 fires impacted this community.

September 10, 2018

 

Do Sustainable Certifications For Coffee Really Help Growers?

A global development research organization's study suggests that there's little data showing whether growers benefit from sustainably certifying their coffee because they are difficult to monitor.

September 11, 2018

 

Deaf-Owned Eateries Help Those With Hearing Loss Find Work

There are few employment opportunities for deaf or hearing-impaired people. But funding, training and business partnerships with deaf-friendly establishments are slowly helping to turn that around.

September 12, 2018

 

Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson

Why do artichokes look so strange? What makes okra so slimy – and how can science help you turn that attribute into a taste sensation? Two botanists take plant science into the kitchen.

September 12, 2018

 

Baking A 600 Pound 7-Foot Pie For The Nappanee Apple Festival

This Indiana fall festival has one unique feature that's bound to draw crowds, year after year.

September 14, 2018

 

Farmers Take In The Latest Toys And Technology At Farm Progress Show

Low prices and tariffs have stressed the Midwest ag economy, but they haven’t slowed the sales pitches of companies vying for a piece of the farmer’s dollar.

September 17, 2018

 

Blind Grocery Shoppers Access ‘Second Set Of Eyes’ Through App

An app service known as Aira is connecting blind and visually impaired grocery shoppers with sighted guides that help them navigate the aisles at Wegmans through their smartphones.

September 18, 2018

 

Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By Drought

A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.

September 19, 2018

 

Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality?

As the United Nations meets to discuss high-seas biodiversity, scientists and activists say that while a fishing ban could profoundly help protect sea life, it may also be impossible to enforce.

September 7, 2018

 

Chef D’s Freekeh Salad With Apples and Cheddar

This salad can serve as a complete meal. Enjoy it with aged cheddar, or make it vegan by substituting an almond cheddar.

September 14, 2018

 

Jackie Bea’s Brussels Sprout Slaw

Serve this slaw warm or cool, and consider making extra to enjoy throughout the week.

September 21, 2018

 

Chef D’s French Lentil Salad

Pair this salad with a mess of greens and a slice of whole grain bread, and you've got a complete meal.

September 5, 2018

 

Women Chefs Still Walk ‘A Fine Line’ In The Kitchen

While there have been big changes in the restaurant business in the last few decades, a new documentary on female chefs and work-life balance explores how little it has changed for women.

September 6, 2018

 

As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Crops

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That's ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it's making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

September 7, 2018

 

Artist Captures Plight Of Undocumented Workers After Wildfires

Napa Valley's wine industry relies heavily on immigrants, but the undocumented are often ineligible for services when disaster strikes. An artist depicts how the 2017 fires impacted this community.

September 7, 2018

 

Immigrants Turn Down Food Aid Amid Trump Crackdown

States have seen a sharp drop in the number of immigrants accepting federal nutrition help for their children due to fears about White House immigration policies.

September 10, 2018

 

Do Sustainable Certifications For Coffee Really Help Growers?

A global development research organization's study suggests that there's little data showing whether growers benefit from sustainably certifying their coffee because they are difficult to monitor.

September 11, 2018

 

Deaf-Owned Eateries Help Those With Hearing Loss Find Work

There are few employment opportunities for deaf or hearing-impaired people. But funding, training and business partnerships with deaf-friendly establishments are slowly helping to turn that around.

September 12, 2018

 

Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson

Why do artichokes look so strange? What makes okra so slimy – and how can science help you turn that attribute into a taste sensation? Two botanists take plant science into the kitchen.

September 17, 2018

 

Blind Grocery Shoppers Access ‘Second Set Of Eyes’ Through App

An app service known as Aira is connecting blind and visually impaired grocery shoppers with sighted guides that help them navigate the aisles at Wegmans through their smartphones.

September 18, 2018

 

Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By Drought

A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.

September 19, 2018

 

Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality?

As the United Nations meets to discuss high-seas biodiversity, scientists and activists say that while a fishing ban could profoundly help protect sea life, it may also be impossible to enforce.

September 21, 2018

 

Chef José Andrés Feeds Florence Evacuees

The chef and humanitarian, with the help of his non-profit, feeds and rebuilds disaster areas all over the globe, including flooded areas of North Carolina.

September 21, 2018

 

Florence Floods Pig Manure Pools

Record rainfall from Hurricane Florence has flooded more than 20 hog waste lagoons, contaminating watersheds and increasing health risks.

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