pollution

October 28, 2014
Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore City

Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

October 28, 2014 - Segment 4 - It's the newest episode of Sound Bites, our weekly show on our food, our world, and our future! We begin the hour with a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals, and discuss poultry farms being fined over Chesapeake Bay pollution. We also visit Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore City.
December 17, 2013
10/17/13 Photo by Timothy B. Wheeler / Baltimore Sun Staff. Baltimore, Md. Baltimore City Mark Cameron of the city Office of Sustainability and Stuart S. Schwartz of University of Maryland Baltimore County (in ballcap) examine forage radish plants sprouting in vacant lot in Northeast Baltimore. Curbing polluted runoff can be daunting in cities with lots of pavement and relatively few green spaces. A researcher with the University of Maryland Baltimore County has sowed forage radishes on a recently cleared vacant lot in East Baltimiore to see if they can serve as natural storm-water controls. Also known as Daikon or Japanese radishes, the plants' giant roots grow deep into the soil. Stuart Schwartz hopes they'll be able to break up hard-packed dirt enough so that it willl soak up rainfall and keep it from washing trash and pollution down the nearest storm drain into the harbor. ORG XMIT: 1144165

Sound Bites: 30th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement | Water & The Columbia Gas Pipeline | An Amazing Radish

December 17, 2013 - Segment 3 - We begin this week's Sound Bites with a look at the 30th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the implications of the controversial Columbia Gas Pipeline, and the potential of radishes to fight runoff.
November 20, 2013
Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill

Sound Bites: MDA Pulls Phosphorus Management Regs | Whitelock Community Farm Expands | Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits From Blacksauce

November 19, 2013 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we look at the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to withdraw proposed phosphorus management regulations. We also hear about a community event taking place at Whitelock Community Farm in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill neighborhood, and hear a recipe for sweet potato biscuits from Damian Mosley of Blacksauce Kitchen.
September 17, 2013
Cafo

Sound Bites: Chicken Litter, Coffee, And Pasta

September 17, 2013 - Segment 2 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We'll discuss new regulations on phosphorus and the use of chicken manure as fertilizer, sustainable coffee, and a pasta recipe.