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May 17, 2012

Feeling Slow? 

soda bottles

Is Soda Making Us Dumb?

A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.

April 7, 2012

Traditional Eats 

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Food Traditions: Cooking With Rabbit, Latkes And Tzimmes

Joel Salatin talks about the virtues of raising rabbits for meat, and we make a rabbit stew in honor of Easter. And, two recipes in the Jewish food tradition.

February 12, 2012

Spicy Side 

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Gluten-Free Jalapeno Onion Cornbread

I have adapted this recipe, adding in agave syrup, taking out the eggs, making my own buttermilk from soymilk and turning it gluten-free.

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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