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January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

lodged_corn_plants

Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

December 6, 2011

GMO Woes 

iowa field

Monsanto, More Problems: EPA Concerned Over Rootworm Damage

Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.

November 30, 2011

Uh Oh, GMO 

corn field

France OKs Monsanto On Farms

A French administrative body overturned a ban on Monsanto genetically-modified seeds -- but how long will it stay in effect?

September 30, 2011

The Ears Have It 

Corn Cob Jelly

Corn Mania: Avocado & Corn Chowder And Corn Cob Jelly

We took a break from the podcast to record some new recipes and interviews, but we’re back in the saddle celebrating one of the last reminders of summer - corn.

September 13, 2011

The Cost Of Food 

Corn

Falling Corn Surplus Could Mean Higher Food Prices

Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.

September 11, 2011

Weird Weather 

Hurricane Flats Farm - South Royalton, VT

Hurricane Irene: The Connection Between Weather And Food

Weeks after Hurricane Irene tore through the east coast, farmers, consumers, and government officials are still taking stock of its impact.

August 31, 2011

Weather Damage 

Hurricane Irene

Weather Woes For Nation’s Farmers

Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.

August 29, 2011

Meatless Dinner 

corncakes and salsa and crema

Corn And Black Bean Fritters

I like to prepare a meatless dish at least two nights a week. It is far easier to accomplish this in the warmer months when fresh food is most abundant.

August 29, 2011

Resistant Rootworms 

rootworm

Corn Crops Fall Prey To Resistant Bug

Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.

August 20, 2011

Hearty Soup 

corn chowder with chives and cheddar cheese

Corn Chowder To Eat Now And Freeze For Later

Corn is a little bit like zucchini in that if you are growing it and you have it 'coming out your ears' you may run out of ways to cook it.

August 10, 2011

Fresh Produce 

Corn, Tomatoes, and Okra (Summer Succotash)

Three Market Meals Using Corn, Okra, Melons, And More

Sometimes when I get home from the Saturday farmers market I just want to dive in and start cooking.

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

June 5, 2011

Green Thumb 

Two Garlic Patches

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: It’s Harvest Time!

Yes, I realize we're still in the middle of growing season, but you want to be prepared for the day when it's time to harvest!

March 15, 2011

GMOs For Breakfast 

Breakfast Cereal with milk and blueberries in a clear bowl

Many “Natural” Cereals Use GM Grains

Some natural breakfast cereal producers use GMOs in their products. This begs the question, what does "natural" mean when it comes to food?

March 3, 2011

Food Studies 

strawberries

Scientists Decode The Strawberry, Now What?

Now that the genetic make up of strawberries is decoded, will scientists breed more desirable fruit or GM berries?

January 27, 2011

Foodie Leaks 

Corn

WikiLeaks: Bush-Era Ambassador Pushes GMOs In Europe

Documents published by WikiLeaks show that diplomats aggressively lobbied the EU and the Vatican to buy US GMO crops.

December 16, 2010

Politics 

ears of corn

Tax Compromise Includes Billions For Ethanol

Senate-supported tax bill gives 45 cents per gallon subsidies to producers of ethanol-blended gasoline.

October 15, 2010

All Things Corn 

corn cooking in pan

Corn: A Soup And A Sauce For The Final Few Ears

We're celebrating this season's final few ears of corn! This episode includes two recipes, tips for preserving corn and news on how corn is good for your eyes.

October 14, 2010

Improving Health 

young boy eating corn on the cob

Orange Corn Jam-Packed With Vitamin A Fights Childhood Blindness

Researchers at Purdue University have found a way to turbo-charge orange corn with vitamin A, making these ears good for your eyes.

October 13, 2010

GM Crops 

Corn

GM Crops Are Not Economically Viable, Survey Concludes

Growing genetically modified corn don't save farmers money, according to a new economic analysis from The Journal of Science.

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