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What’s Wrong With Wheat?

Gluten-free products often carry what Andrea Wiley calls a “health halo,” prompting some consumers to choose them, even if they don’t have gluten sensitivities (Kayte Young/WFIU)

I think it has to be put in the context of low-carb diets, for one thing, where you’re really eliminating things like bread from your diet.

This week Alex Chambers talks with Biological Anthropologist Andrea Wiley and Cox Research Scholar Christa Voirol about gluten, and why so many people are avoiding it.

Harvest Public Media updates us on farmers dealing with flooding in Nebraska.

We’ve got a mint Julep recipe for Derby Day, and a story about a push to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

Music on This Episode

“All You’ve Got Left” by Actual Figures, courtesy of the artist
“Bodhi Ambient” by Daniel Birch, via Free Music Archive
“Grey and Blue” by Scott Lehrman, via Killer Tracks
“One Mint Julep” by Sarah Vaughan, Hey Bartender

The Earth Eats’ theme music is composed by Erin Tobey and performed by Erin and Matt Tobey.

Stories On This Episode

Alex Chambers Interviews Andrea Wiley And Christa Voirol

From Celiac's disease to gluten sensitivity, to low-carb diets--food scholars talk about what's going on with wheat.

Missouri River Flooding Fans More Uncertainty In Farm Country

Margins are already slim for many Midwest farmers. The flooding along the Missouri River is making things worse.

A Growing Movement Wants To Loosen Laws Around Psilocybin Mushrooms

Will Colorado be the first to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms?

Mint Julep Recipe

Celebrate Derby Day with this classic cocktail, from Chef D.

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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