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Bird Flu And The Backyard, No-Meat Taco, Student-Run Grocery

How have backyard chicken farmers reacted to the avian flu outbreak? Tacos with walnuts and fish. And, students run the grocery store in a tiny Nebraska town.

chickens in the coop

I think the things I have decided to do and the steps I’ve put into place, I’m going to maintain them for a while, because you just never know when an outbreak can occur.

Jana Wilson, talking about the outbreak of avian influenza in Indiana. Even though the virus has been successfully contained, she says it’s permanently changed how she raises her backyard chickens.

It’s a day of tacos in the kitchen — one recipe is vegan, the other uses fish.

From Harvest, we meet a new breed of pig. Could genetically engineered animals move from the lab to our plates?

Then, a small town in Nebraska didn’t have a grocery story, but then local students stepped up.

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Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You

Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

Raw Walnut Tacos

It's raw. It's vegan. And you'd never know the difference!

This Rural Nebraska Grocery Store Is ‘More Than A Store’

Circle C Market serves the village of Cody, Nebraska. During the school day, local students perform tasks at the store as part of their classwork.

Taco Time With Tilapia

Capers, scallions and lime slices give these tilapia tacos a unique flavor.

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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