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  • A tasty history of the Southwest

    In Gardens of New Spain, William W. Dunmire tells the story of how Mediterranean plants and foods came to North America and changed the way its inhabitants eat

  • Sodbusting farmers plow up the Northern Plains prairie

    Sodbusting farmers plow up the Northern Plains prairie

    The biofuels "corn bubble" and other financial incentives encourage farmers to plow up native grassland in the sensitive Northern Plains prairie potholes ecosystem; government policies don't help.

  • Like it or not, corn is in every meal

    Pete Letheby believes that King Corn and its byproducts, particularly the high-fructose corn syrup that’s in almost everything we eat, are to blame for the nation’s obesity and its agricultural pollution.

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