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April 9, 2019

 

How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Food

The seeds are free for any Cherokee, but recipients have been limited because demand is so high. Collecting the seeds has been difficult and emotional, but the program has helped unify the community.

August 3, 2018

 

Jackie Bea’s Smoothie Bowl

Start the day off right, with a smoothie bowl! Check out the recipe, then customize the textures and flavors to your personal tastes.

February 28, 2018

 

What Canola Can Tell Us About Crops And Climate Change

When canola seedpods shatter early, farmers can lose a lot of their crop. Scientists say this process has implications for similar crops facing global warming.

February 9, 2018

 

Lucky Guy Bakery Gets A Lucky Break

What's it take to scale up production in a small bakery--in a hurry?

November 3, 2017

 

Seeds to Benefit Pine Ridge, and Hot Soup for Cold Days

Want to save seeds from your bean plants? Pick lots of beans, early. It tricks the plant into producing more beans.

July 28, 2016

 

Going Rogue With Dumpster Diving And Seed Saving

Seed saving at the Wylie House, Dumpster Diving in Indianapolis, and a Panzanella salad made with stale bread.

June 23, 2016

 

Report Says Organic Seed Stocks Falling Short Of Demand

A new report says organic seed supply is not keeping up with growing demand for organic produce.

June 3, 2016

 

An Issue Of Balance: Productivity Vs. Diversity In Modern Ag

Cary Fowler is a Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust. On this week's show, he talks about unintended consequences of the rise of big agribusiness.

April 25, 2016

 

For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

April 6, 2016

 

Big Seed: Consolidation Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.

December 2, 2015

 

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

October 23, 2015

 

Go Green With These Banana Hemp Pancakes

As you're mixing the batter, embrace the army-green color. The pancakes will eventually turn a deep brown as they cook.

October 2, 2015

 

Take My Persimmons (Please), Doomsday Vault, Panna Cotta

Persimmons are falling! Louise Briggs adopted out her persimmon tree this year. We make persimmon jam and panna cotta. And, the effects of wet summer weather.

July 2, 2015

 

Food Values For Second Graders

Teaching kids about where their food comes from can be fun, rewarding and frustrating. We hear from two adults and the one child they tried to educate.

January 26, 2015

 

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

September 25, 2014

 

Planting Fruit Trees, Apples For Dessert, J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron started farming after they retired. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with apples and sunchokes. And, fall is a great time to plant fruit trees.

September 3, 2014

 

GMO Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Food Labels

Opponents of labeling genetically modified organisms boosted their spending in 2014 as states considered labeling laws.

June 3, 2014

 

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

April 29, 2014

 

Time To Sprout: Tapping Into Seeds’ Nutrients

Springtime means new life. Sprouting seeds, beans and grains in your kitchen is an easy way to make your own food - no garden necessary!

January 25, 2014

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On-Call Farmer To The Chefs, Root Veggies, Seeds For Sale

A dozen eggs and a pound of kale coming right up! Farmer Teresa Birtles talks about custom growing for chefs. And, parsnips and celery root on the menu today.

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