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On Being Amber Instead of Green

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is poetic license about vegetation OK in a political campaign? The presidential campaign season is upon us and so we'd better be prepared for some political hyperbole and truth-bending.

Problem With GMO Corn Is Bigger Than It Looks

AP | By RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 02.27.2012 | Food

-- One of the nation's most widely planted crops – a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide – may be losing its...

Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.25.2012 | Food
Avital Andrews

Grain is as American as apple pie. So it's only natural that farmers who want to protect this land -- and its amber waves -- are growing it sustainably.

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rush Limb...

Farmers Defy Weak Economy To Have One Of Their Best Years Ever

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 12.12.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for ...

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

Corn Sugar Lawsuit Moves Forward

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Food

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to stop the corn industry's use of the term "corn sugar" for high fructose corn syrup ...

WATCH: How One Farm Will Keep Going After Hurricane Irene

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.27.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I didn't have time to think about being scared." On August 28th, hundreds of farms in upstate New York were destroyed by massive floods caused by Hu...

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.