This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at eating locally grown food- and producing energy from local biofuel crops. And, we speak with the organizer of the Crystal Coast Music Festival about Saturday’s event on the Bogue Sound Waterfront in Morehead City. Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.
This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol. And, the Carteret County Health Department and a Croatan High School student group combine forces to clean the air and ground of county parks. Plus, President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting. We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.