08/16/13

Perfectly Cooked Corn + Soup & Salad Recipe


Perfectly Cooked CornModern varieties of corn are different from the corn our grandparents ate: they’re sweeter and don’t require as much cooking time.  Here’s my secret to perfect cooked corn – without a timer! Plus I’ll share two of my favorite recipes for perfectly cooked corn: summer tomato, avocado and corn salad and corn chowder. Continue reading

05/30/13

Uh-oh! Is our Wheat Supply Contaminated with Unapproved GMOs?

stockvault-wheat-field131117This morning NPR reported that a farmer in Oregon found some Roundup-resistant wheat growing on his land. He sent it to a lab for testing. That lab, and then subsequently the USDA, both confirmed that the plants were genetically modified.  About a decade ago, Monsanto did create Roundup-resistent varieties of wheat, which they tested in wheat fields in 16 different states, but those field trials ended in 2005 since the wheat industry didn’t want it. It has never been approved by the U.S. government for commercial use.

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