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Gleaning: A Biblical Act Of Generosity

Ali Berlow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Picking corn, I mulled it all over. How sorely disconnected we are from our food from where it comes from, how it's grown, who grows it, even how to cook it to who gets access to it.

Chemical Ag's Flyboys Often Miss the Mark

Alex Formuzis | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Chemical agriculture and its aerial bombardiers have managed to pollute the entire biosphere -- including people not yet born.

Sheriffs: Tall Corn Creates Hazard On Rural Roads

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 11.09.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — Tall stalks obstructing drivers' views are a fall hazard in the Corn Belt, but the danger could be greater as farmers seek to...

Lucia Graves

Beetle Develops Resistance To Monsanto's GMO Corn

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Corn beetles have been consuming plants that were genetically modified to be resistant to that very beetle, raising fears that a new sup...

Gooey Artichoke Dip With Fresh Corn

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 10.22.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

My friend Ali was one of my only housemates senior year who didn't violate the "do your own dishes" rule (you know, there are rules for sharing a kitc...

Gold Prices Continue To Rise On Europe Economy Fears

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Gold prices moved higher Tuesday as concerns deepened about the slowing European economy. Economic growth in Germany and France barely budged in the ...

Ideas for Corn Soup

The Splendid Table | Posted 10.05.2011 | Food
The Splendid Table

Variations have cropped up over the years, but the basic soup still holds its own. It needs only a little heat and is served cool.

5 Ideas for Biofuels That Will Change the Energy Conversation

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some Girl Scouts say palm oil in their cookies are leading to deforestation. Cookies, schmookies, the real question is: should we could we put palm o...

Iowa Floods Lift Corn Prices

AP | By MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 08.15.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Brian Peterson admitted it's hard to watch as floodwaters envelope the bright green cornstalks now about knee-height, but he said ...

Hedge Funds: Time To Go Back To The Soil

TIME.com | Stephen Gandel | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This is usually a slow time of the year for farm sales. It's past prime planting season. Yet, Sam Kain, Des Moines area manager for land sales at Farm...

America On A Plate: Michael Lomonaco's Surf & Turf

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.21.2011 | Food
Josh Ozersky

I like Michael Lomonaco, of Porterhouse New York, a lot. Who doesn't? But when he told me we were doing surf and turf, I hesitated. I never liked the ...

Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

Farmers Not To Blame For High Food Prices

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidl...

Elise Foley

Coburn, Conservative Group Feud Over Ethanol Subsidy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, one of three Republican members of a bipartisan group aiming to shrink the deficit, took aim on Tuesday at the conserva...

Don't Mess With Mother Nature

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

A few weeks ago in Lamont, California, a fighting rooster killed a man, when the bird slashed him with the blades he had attached to its legs. A biza...

The Ethanol Myth and Innovation Gone Amok

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Some 'Improvements' Demand Serious Questions Next time you fill up at the pump, check for a new sticker: "Contains up to 10% Ethanol." It represents...

Marcus Samuelsson: How American Farm Policy Affects People Worldwide

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Marcus Samuelsson

Our current model is unsustainable, from growth of the kernels to the price on the stock ticker. And it doesn't just affect U.S. farming and policy, it affects farmers throughout the world.

William Alden

Middle East Protests Spark 'Fears Of The Unknown,' As Prices Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As civil unrest spreads through the Middle East, investors continue to fear that political change in the region could disrupt the world's economies. ...

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

Money Where Our Mouths Are

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ken Cook

Food and agriculture policy always comes down to money: how federal dollars will be prioritized and spent. If anyone needed reminders of this dynamic, the last year provided at least two.

Ethanol Subsidies: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Calls For Their Expiration

Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a clear sign of momentum against ethanol subsidies, a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators has signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders...

The Omnipresence of Corn

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

It's more than likely that most every meal eaten throughout the day will contain a form of corn. And because most of that corn is processed, we would be better off if not being so frequently exposed to it.

Mario Batali: "Listen To What The Earth And Scientists And Farmers Are Telling Us" About Our Food

Mario Batali in The Wall Street Journal | MARIO BATALI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

What lies ahead in the future of food? I don't think we'll be eating high-tech food pills anytime soon, thankfully. But with problems like collapsing ...

Plans to Hike Ethanol in Gasoline Irk Some Gulf Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Nov. 15, 2010 edition.) Drivers in South Louisiana have pumped E10 gasoline, containing 10...

Wealthy Ag Lobbies Cry Poor

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Donald Carr

The idea that agribusiness lobbyists don't have the funds to properly "defend" their continuing cornucopia of taxpayer dollars does not even come close to passing the smell test.