green chile

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/9 8 am:It's chile season, and many of us are celebrating the return of New Mexico’s favorite crop. Green chile lies at the heart of so much of our state’s culture and identity that it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without it. And yet, chile is by no means assured of a prosperous future. COVID and changing immigration policies have created a labor shortage of chile harvesters, and human-caused climate change has resulted in drought conditions that threaten the very existence of chile verde. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll be digging into the issues facing this iconic New Mexican food.

 

Let's Talk Green Chile's Past, Present and Future

Aug 9, 2019
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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/15 8a: New Mexico and green chile seem inextricably linked. How did green chile get here in the first place? We’ll talk about chile verde, its origins in the pre-colonial Southwest, its present as New Mexico's most famous crop, and its future as NASA plans to grow chiles on the International Space Station. We want to hear from you! What are your favorite chile memories? Do you have chile recipes passed down from your ancestors? What do you want to know about the tasty pepper? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.

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KUNM Call In Show 9/1 8a:

New Mexico produces the majority of chile in the U.S. according to the New Mexico Chile Association, and the crop brings millions the state. This fruit has become an integral part of our economy and our culture. Yet the industry faces serious challenges, with declining acreage and labor shortages.