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Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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April 6, 2018


Raj Patel On The Trouble With Land Ownership

Researcher and author Raj Patel contributed an essay to "Letters To A Young Farmer." This week, Megan Betz speaks with him about alternatives to private ownership of land.

March 22, 2018


Americans’ Meat Consumption Is On The Rise

Seeking what he called “clean” food for lunch, Alexander Minnelli chose ProteinHouse, one of the newer restaurants in downtown Kansas City. The bodybuilder ordered a Greek Bowl, which was topped with a “natural” turkey burger, produced without antibiotics. Minnelli describes “clean” as a number of things: “not something deep-fried,” “non-GMO, no preservatives, something cooked right […]

March 16, 2018


Sazón’s Carnitas For Tacos

This recipe comes to us from Jesus Barajas, of Sazón Mexican Cuisine. It is best served on a hot, corn tortilla topped with pickled red onions. Traditionally, the pork for carnitas would be deep fried in a huge amount of lard. Sazón goes with the low and slow approach. Low heat, in the oven, for […]

March 13, 2018


Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Replenish California’s Salmon

This project's end goal is to improve the likelihood that Chinook survive the trek to the ocean and back.

March 5, 2018


Food Stall Asks White Customers To Pay More

To highlight racial income disparity, a chef in New Orleans opened a food stall doubling as a social experiment.

March 1, 2018


Widespread Drought Across US Reminiscent of 2012

This winter’s drought may be worse than 2012, a year that brought the worst drought in the U.S. since the Dust Bowl .

February 28, 2018


Tasty Greek Chicken Milanese

This salad is snappy, filling and refreshing all at the same time!

February 26, 2018


Food Box Plan And Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

The USDA has long given canned, shelf-stable food aid to tribes, with devastating health effects.

February 23, 2018


The Best Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Comforting and simple, these fluffy blueberry pancakes are what you need to start off a productive weekend.

February 20, 2018


Salvadoran Pupusas Con Curtido

"Stealth tortillas," with a surprise filling, pupusas are fun to make, and a treat to eat.

February 20, 2018


Black Restaurant Week Reminds Diners, ‘We’re Here.’

Blacks often struggle to raise capital to open and run restaurants, a legacy of discrimination. Promotions to help diners find black-owned restaurants.

February 19, 2018


Conservation Programs In Farm Bill Can Help Farmers

Farm bill conservation programs are now so popular, they've become quite competitive.

February 19, 2018


New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call.

February 14, 2018


Computer-Generated Candy Heart Messages, Just As Stale?

Computer programs known as neural networks learn by example. So a researcher plugged in some typical Valentine's Day candy heart messages — "BEAR WIG," anyone?

February 13, 2018


Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

February 9, 2018


2018 Forecast: US Farm Income To Sink To 12-Year Low

It's already tough for farmers to turn a profit on grain, but it looks like things may be taking a turn for the worse.

February 5, 2018


Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory

Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. Could a serving or two of daily greens mean less cognitive decline?

February 5, 2018


Making Space Food With Space Poop

Reduce reuse, recycle? Researchers are experimenting with a way to make edible "microbial goo" with help from human waste.

February 4, 2018


Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has rolled out a tool to help corporations assess the risk of human trafficking in seafood supply chains.

January 26, 2018


Labor Shortage For Farm Work And Trump’s Immigration Stance

Agriculture-based businesses across the Midwest and Great Plains that depend on immigrant labor are scrambling to keep their operations staffed.

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