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Drew Ramsey Talks Nutrition, Green Tomatoes Vine To Fryer

Dr. Drew Ramsey talks about how diet can affect brain health. Growing tomatoes next spring starts with amending your soil. And, let's make fried green tomatoes!

bowl of green tomatoes

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Pluck the unripened green tomatoes from your plants before they are killed by the first frost -- and then fry them up!

I think the Hoosier in me always comes back to common sense, that if something is a neurotoxin designed to kill insects, I don’t want that on my food.

That’s Dr. Drew Ramsey. He has a new book out claiming that the path to a happy, healthy brain goes through your stomach. I’ll chat with him about what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t.

Camille Phillips of Harvest Public Media examines the link between the rise of GMO crops in the U.S. with the growing number of children with food allergies.

Then we visit with two gardeners who give tips for amending the soil in your garden in preparation for next year’s tomato plants.

And Chef Daniel Orr puts those last few green tomatoes on the vine to good use in a fried green tomato recipe.

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Controversy Simmers Over Allergies And GM Food

sneezing child

Over the last 18 years, GM food has become quite common in the U.S. During that same period, a growing number of children have developed allergies to food.

Dr. Drew Ramsey, Part 1: Happiness On Your Plate


Dr. Drew Ramsey's new book "The Happiness Diet" links healthy eating with a healthy brain. Don't worry -- He's not asking you to kick your burger habit.

Ask A Gardener: Successful Cold Weather Gardening

Leigh Bush By Her Cold Frames

Jami Scholl doesn't put her garden to bed once the ground starts to freeze -- she continues to grow food. Read her advice for gardening throughout the winter.

Ask A Gardener: Prepping The Soil For Next Year’s Tomatoes

Ferrol Johnson kneels by his garden

Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.

Fried Green Tomatoes

fried green tomatoes

Recruit some young sous chefs who won't mind getting their hands dirty to help you bread the tomatoes for this delicious Fried Green Tomatoes recipe.

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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