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.
Yesterday evening on NPR’s ALL Things Considered, I listened to a report summarizing a recent series of scientific studies that concluded High Fructose Corn Syrup, and table sugar are indistinguishable in effect when it comes to their association with the development of obesity: “…earlier this month, several scientific papers concluded that high-fructose corn syrup isn’t […]
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, discusses the recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices.
Farming today is not what we may imagine it to be. It’s become largely an industrial process, and corn epitomizes this shift in production methods. In Part 3, ‘King Corn’ filmmaker Curt Ellis shares his experience growing an acre of corn in Iowa, and what it was like for him and his partner. Surprisingly, the […]
In part 2, King Corn director Curt Ellis shares his story about the pervasiveness of corn in our daily foods.