The World Health Organization estimates 2.9 billion people are infected with parasitic nematodes, or roundworms. They also effect insects and plants, and have a significant financial impact on agriculture world wide, worsening the global food shortage. Today on the program, reporters Sheri Quinn and Suzy Montgomery present new research conducted by University of Utah scientist Aude Peden. She offers hope for new drugs to combat the infestation of parasitic nematodes. After, two Utah cheesemongers from Whole Foods in Salt Lake City discuss the best cheeses for your holiday dinner table.
Roast butternut on greased baking sheet at 375, for 45-60 minutes, or until very soft. Cool enough to scoop butternut from skin. Heat olive oil in large stock pot and sauté onion, celery and garlic until soft, but not browned. Add salt, pepper, butternut, apples, apple cider and 3 quarts of stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer until apples and vegetables are very soft. Puree in a blender. Adjust thickness with additional stock if too thick. Adjust seasonings. Serve with toasted pumpkin seeds & crumbled blue cheese. Serves 20.
Many of us remember where we were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of that tragic event. We’re going to open up the phone lines to you on Thursday’s Access Utah from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. to express your memories, thoughts and feelings.
In “The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease,” Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University — explains how the human body evolved over millions of years and shows how the increasing disparity between the adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world has led to a paradox: we are living longer but are increasingly prone to chronic disease.
It’s been almost 20 years since wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and parts of Idaho and placed on the endangered species list. At the time, advocates said wolves were a vital link in the natural ecosystem. Worried about the effect of wolves on their livelihoods, ranchers and hunters protested the reintroduction, some even filing lawsuits.
If the Colorado River stopped flowing, the water in its reservoirs might hold out for three or four years, but then it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand.
On the show this week, you’ll hear the meaningful songs from Ben Bullington, and the album marking the return of Derek Burkins to music. I’ll also play tunes from new albums by David Berkeley, The Copper Ponies and Naming the Twins, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The Food Safety Modernization Act is the first major update of federal food safety laws since 1938. FSMA gives the FDA new abilities to prevent food safety problems, detect and respond to food safety issues, and improve the safety of imported foods. The act is geared to help prevent the outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that are on the rise-- though seldom traced back to small local producers.