Browsing the "corn" Tag

Shucking Corn Without Making a Hairy Mess

July 23rd, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Ah, corn. Sweet, juicy, fresh, and an utter mess to prep. But shucking corn doesn't have to leave you standing in an explosion of silks. Here's how


The Trouble with Corn Subsidies

September 20th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Corn first received heavy subsidies back in the 70s when we first started using it to make alternative fuels like ethanol. Since then, corn subsidies have strongly influenced our food system to the detriment of our health


Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

February 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda


Urgent: Ask EPA to Stop the Spread of Superbugs

January 20th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

After promising farmers their genetically-modified (GM) corn would resist crop pests, Monsanto, and Midwestern corn fields, are seeing the evolution of insects that have begun to resist toxins in these "super" crops. How can you take action


Cajun Recipe: Maque Choux Soup (Psst! It’s vegan!)

July 28th, 2011 | by Bonnie Heath

Vegetarian and vegan recipes in Cajun cooking are few and far between. This one is a twist on the traditional corn side dish called maque choux, which is pronounced "mock shoe." My grandmother made it in the summer time when fresh corn is sweet and abundant. My mother usually serves it with barbeque chicken and dirty rice



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