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Microbes With Rachel Dutton, Farmers Embrace ACA, Nut Candy

Microbiologist Rachel Dutton studies the bacteria that makes fermentation work. Green beans, nut brittle on the menu. Farmers have access to health insurance.

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In general, people are getting more and more interested in how to do things themselves. So, this sort of DIY movement in every area is also applying to fermentation.

Dr. Rachel Dutton studies the microbes that make fermentation happen. She’s a food microbiologist, and she’ll tell us about the research her lab is working on these days.

More and more farmers are embracing the Affordable Care Act and signing up for health insurance.

Something sweet and something savory for snacks today, Daniel Orr in the kitchen.

And author Maria Finn shares with us her recipe for fish head soup.

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Some Farmers Warming Up To The Affordable Care Act

Studies done before the ACA’s enactment found that farmers were among the groups least likely to have health insurance.

Carrots From Farm To Plate, Magical Microbes, Will Allen

We look at an innovative food system in urban Chicago. Will Allen inspires students. And, carrots from field to plate.

Sauteed Long Beans With Garlic, Ginger And Sesame

After blanching and shocking the long beans, they get the fiery treatment with garlic, ginger and sesame oil.

Maria Finn: The Whole Fish

Feel wasteful when you throw away the heads, skins and bones after a tasty trout dinner? Maria Finn has strategies for using every part of the fish.

Sweet & Spicy Nut Brittle

Time for a treat! Select your favorite nuts for this Caribbean style nut brittle.

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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