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 […]
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GMO derived sugar is said to be experiencing the full brunt of public distrust over GM foods, as more food manufacturers turn away from GMO sugar beets.
Coming next, Kelly Meyers of Xico demonstrates how to make a quick variation of enchiladas, and Anthony Boutard takes us into his world as he shares his knowledge and passion about corn.
In part 2, King Corn director Curt Ellis shares his story about the pervasiveness of corn in our daily foods.
Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Corn has become organic farmer Anthony Boutard’s passion, so much so that he wrote a book about it called “Beautiful Corn: America’s Original Grain from Seed to Plate.” Chef and restaurateur Kelly Myers of Xico, in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to make a quick form of enchiladas she refers to as street style, they are cooked on a grill or stovetop without any baking.
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard—expert on corn, shares his farming knowledge on storing & planting heirloom corn.
Channeling America’s largest growing commodity crop—corn—40% of it to be exact—toward ethanol production for fuel, may be less than a stellar idea.
How has a technology as novel as genetic engineering so swiftly become a central component of global food and fiber production?
A farmer and his corn, it’s a love story. Can someone love corn and the rich varieties that are possible—yes!
Fall is a busy time of year on Bi-Zi Farms, and is marked by their annual public harvest festival they refer to as The Pumpkin Patch designed to entertain families of all ages. One of the big draws is their corn maze.
King Corn documentary filmmaker Curt Ellis shares his experience growing an acre of corn in Iowa.
King Corn Filmmaker, Curt Ellis, explains the growing uses of corn, high fructose corn syrup and their impact on public health and the environment.
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 on obesity. But what about other possible health concerns?
Beautiful Corn is a ‘how-to’ from planting to eating. I provide a practicum of corn growing from seed selection through seed production, based on my experience as a farmer and gardener.
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 […]
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.
Filming a work party at a local CSA farm, one of the volunteers shares a favorite family food story.
January 9, 2010 As consumers become educated – learning where their food comes from and how it is grown or produced – more concur to stay away from genetically modified food. “…53% of Americans [who] say they would avoid GMOs if labeled.” Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology, adds his thoughts on the […]
We received a nice mention in the print edition of the Oregonian newspaper Food Day section yesterday.
Gloria’s Secret Café, El Salvadorian native Gloria Vargas prepares her tamales made from fresh roasted peppers.