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It’s Not Too Late For Late-Summer Veggies

On today's show, two recipes to use up the last few zucchinis, peppers, okra and tomatoes from your garden. And, how Kansas City is impacted farm runoff.

Calling all last-place zucchinis!

Today, what does the weed killer atrazine have to do with your city’s drinking water? Well, a lot.

But we actually test it every day during runoff season in the spring, because we know that atrazine is coming, so we measure it more frequently.

Harvest Public Media looks at how runoff from farming affects urban water districts.

We visit a small grocery store that has strong ties to its rural Nebraska community.

In the kitchen, it’s curry:

This is going to be a vegan dish, so vegans unite. We’re going to actually use coconut milk instead of cream or dairy in this.

Coconut milk plus okra and chickpeas. Daniel Orr also has a wheat berry and veggie salad on the menu.

And, scientist Matt Bochman wants to make your homebrew that much more local. He talks about his project Wild Pitch Yeast.

Stories On This Episode

Wheat Berry Salad With Late Summer Vegetables

Over the next few weeks, we'll share recipes that work well with your late-summer veggies. Today, we combine zucchini and cherry tomatoes with wheat berries.

Okra And Chickpea Curry

Coconut milk instead of cream makes this curry vegan.

Cities Cope With Ag Runoff, Create Their Own Pollution, Too

A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.

Leveling Up Local Beer With Backyard Yeast

Matt Bochman says the next development in brewing is local yeast. His business aims to make hundreds of wild strains available to home and craft brewers alike.

Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free

The announcement marks the end of 14 years of efforts to eliminate antibiotics in Perdue's chicken products.

USDA: Egg Board Campaign Against Mayo Company ‘Inappropriate’

San Francisco-based Hampton Creek makes several types of plant-based mayo products.

WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe To Tax Soda

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.

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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