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March 8, 2019


What Can Today’s Food Movement Learn From Fannie Lou Hamer?

Dr. Priscilla McCutcheon talks with Earth Eats about what today's food movement might learn from the work of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

September 24, 2018


Do Healthy Diets Protect The Planet?

As United Nations leaders gather in New York, top food and nutrition experts are convening for a forum to talk about how people around the globe can have both a nourished diet and a healthy planet.

September 7, 2018


Open A Jar Of Summer Sunshine — In The Dead Of Winter

The phrase “many hands make light work” really comes into play when you’re talking about food preservation.

September 7, 2018


Immigrants Turn Down Food Aid Amid Trump Crackdown

States have seen a sharp drop in the number of immigrants accepting federal nutrition help for their children due to fears about White House immigration policies.

August 31, 2018


For The Love Of Farming

Two women connect across generations, around their love of farming, and their commitment to helping farmers.

August 29, 2018


Becoming Chefs, Stigmatized Women In Morocco Find Hope And Freedom

Females make up less than 30 percent of the the country's labor force. But one nonprofit is providing restaurant and cooking training to vulnerable women who have been shut out by Moroccan society.

May 24, 2018


Why Can’t He Wash The Dishes?! Chores That Can Sink A Relationship

A study finds that washing dishes is a big deal for women when it comes to the division of labor. But it taps into an even bigger idea — that women are emotionally exhausted by household management.

May 16, 2018


On East Coast Oyster Farms, ‘Women Are Rising Up’

More women are joining their male peers among the ranks of oyster farmers. This could be because of growing marine science programs — and a desire to have a hands-on connection with the food system.

March 9, 2018


Fannie Lou Hamer’s Freedom Farm Cooperative

Dr. Priscilla McCutcheon talks with Earth Eats about what today's food movement might learn from the work of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

September 6, 2017


More Women Move Into Maine’s Risky World Of Lobstering

Lobstering has traditionally been considered a man's job. But Maine's lobster fleet has a growing number of women who are running their own boats.

March 29, 2017


Sex Trafficking In Small Towns: ‘It Happens Virtually Anywhere’

Fighting sex trafficking is a challenge throughout Nebraska. A recent report described the services landscape for trafficking victims in Nebraska as “bleak.”

February 25, 2017


Poverty, Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Some African countries have witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor, conflict-ridden, where a main food is a variety of cassava.

August 3, 2016


Despite Changing Gender Roles, It’s Sons Who Go Home To Farm

The tradition of sons returning home to take over the farm remains a strong one. Gradually, though, women are starting to notice some changes.

April 1, 2016


Farmers’ Markets: What’s In A Name?

In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."

March 29, 2016


For Some Female Farmers, Stepping Up Means Finding Support

Groups designed for farm women are not just about the social and emotional support. They serve an educational role as well.

November 24, 2014


Women Have Always Been Farmers, Now They’re Being Counted

Even while the total number of farmers is dropping nationwide, women are taking up a larger piece of the pie.

March 6, 2014

More Produce, Less Potatoes 

Healthy Changes Coming To WIC Program

Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

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