This week on The Allegheny Front, we taste a plant-based burger made to fool meat-lovers. And we’ll travel to the Great Lakes for the wild rice harvest. Plus, how to reach across the aisle while you’re reaching for the stuffing. (Photo: Olin Gilbert / flickr)
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Stories in this episode
- Kids Gobble Up Turkey Facts at Frick Park
The Turkey Tales program was one of the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy's Nature Playdates at the Frick Environmental Center.
- This Thanksgiving, Put Everything on the Table
There's more urgency than ever on climate change and other environmental issues. So what does that mean for conversations at the Thanksgiving table this year?
- Why It’s Hard to Know if Your Food is GMO
Biting into an Impossible Burger, with it's genetically modified ingredient, made us curious about other GMOs on the market, and some of the issues around them.
- Lessons Learned from Raising a 43-Pound Monster Turkey
Hobby farmer Ken Chiacchia raises turkeys that are twice as big as a jumbo supermarket bird. But he says his bragging rights come from how they're raised—not how big they get.
- Tribes Work to Keep Wild Rice Harvest Going
Wild rice is more than a nutritious food for Native Americans on the Great Lakes. It's a tradition. And one that's becoming increasingly difficult to pass on.
- Would This Bleeding Veggie Burger Get You to Skip the Meat?
Scientists have been working in the lab to create the Impossible Burger that bleeds like beef without the environmental downsides.