Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society.
Dan Forgey, of Cronin Farms, describes his ongoing research with cover crops, this time looking at how they might be grown in sync with a cash crop of corn.
January 13, 2010 In a report (A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health) published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, “researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.” Monsanto refuted the study, in Monsanto Response: de Vendomois et al. 2009, and [...]
Filming a work party at a local CSA farm, one of the volunteers shares a favorite family food story.
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, shares the history behind the different varieties of corn that he grows, and describes their more notable uses.
The toasty corn flavor in these waffles lends them to dinner, as well as breakfast. Try serving them with grilled sausages. This recipe was originally published by Nicole Rees in the Oregonian. Hominy Waffles 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 cups buttermilk, at room [...]
I know that all the recent news about corn has been grim. We Americans consume an enormous amount of corn in the sneaky and unhealthy form of high-fructose corn syrup. Monocultures. Bt corn and genetic engineering. Ethanol and farm subsidies. These are complex and real issues that require study and reflection. But…I’ll just confess right [...]
The possibilities are limitless. Kale, spinach or mustard greens would also be great.