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Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it’s the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

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Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that’s not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet smoky corn-on-the-cob is a grill’s best friend in the summer. It’s quick, easy, and when you slather it with homemade cilantro-lime pesto, it’s out of this world.

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From Aztecs to Oscars: Popcorn’s Beautiful, Explosive Journey

From Aztecs to Oscars: Popcorn’s Beautiful, Explosive Journey

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before it fueled moviegoers, popcorn helped lay the foundation for the Aztec empire. In our video, we look at popcorn under a microscope, where the rock-hard kernel’s fluffy secret is revealed.

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Reviving An Heirloom Corn That Packs More Flavor And Nutrition

Reviving An Heirloom Corn That Packs More Flavor And Nutrition

| August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Imagine corn on the cob that naturally tastes creamy and buttery — no added fat required. Native Americans bred such a variety, but its kernels were almost lost to history. Now one chef is bringing back the heirloom corn — and hoping it will serve as a lesson in what can happen when crops are bred to be flavorful and colorful, not just big.

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As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the corn belt, farmers are pulling out all the stops in their war on the corn rootworm. They’re returning to chemical pesticides, because the weapons of biotechnology — inserted genes that are supposed to kill the rootworm — aren’t working so well anymore.

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For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Corn production was down last year thanks to drought. This year, conditions are too cold and wet for farmers to plant the crop. Without a break in the clouds pretty soon, there may be another shortage of the crop at harvest time.

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Pictures Don’t Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

Pictures Don’t Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska converted 1.3 million acres of grassland into soybean and corn production between 2006 and 2011. Images derived from satellite data confirmed that changing landscape, which spells bad news wildlife and for soil integrity in some parts.

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Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Make the most of late summer’s bounty with Bay Area Bites’ round-up of delicious, easy recipes for tomatoes, melon, and corn.

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Double Corn Delight

Double Corn Delight

Poached salmon with a delightful, delicious corn relish: what more does a summertime dinner need?

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Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle extends beyond food. Compassion for animals and the planet affects what we buy when it comes to everything from body products to furniture to cleaning products to bedding to car interiors. And of course, it affects the clothing we wear.

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Chickens, Eggs, & Southern Corn Pudding

Chickens, Eggs, & Southern Corn Pudding

What do you do when you’ve suddenly got 9 cackling, egg-laying hens under your protection for two balmy weeks in July? Make Southern corn pudding, of course, the silkiest, sweetest taste of summer imaginable.

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Quinoa: It’s An Ancient Grain

Quinoa: It’s An Ancient Grain

| June 11, 2010 | 4 Comments

He sat next to her on a long bench. He complimented her outfit, saying something to the tune of “I really like your skirt. It’s so… Third World.” When this failed to win her over, he stepped things up by making a comment about the food on her plate:

“Ahhh, keen-waaaah,” he said with deliberate flair. “That’s an ancient grain, you know.”

Frankly, if any man said this to me, I would have been automatically intrigued. Was he kidding? Was his field of study ancient grains? Was he really that interested in my diet?

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