Aquifer depletion, rising temperatures, population increase and ethanol production are conspiring to send grain prices soaring and could lead to a world food crisis, Earthwatch Institute president Lester Brown predicts.
A bike-powered grain mill is a more efficient and incredibly fun way to grind your own whole-grain flours and meals. Check out our video of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff using a GrainMaker mill to grind 'Floriani' grain corn into a nutritious cornmeal.
Oil companies are hungry for more land to drill. But meanwhile they aren't drilling in numerous approved areas.
Random statistics on the painful price of gas for early July 2008.
Consider substituting whole wheat bread for processed, white bread.
Get Floriani Red Flint corn seed from Fedco Seeds, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, or Starke Round Barn.
Try this wonderful corn pancake recipe with flavorful ‘Floriani Red Flint’ heirloom grain corn.
My low-fuel light came on. Gulp. Will it be a $50 filling?
Today Ford announced a long overdue shift in its business emphasis: away from trucks and SUVs and toward small cars. Before setting this new direction, there has been plenty of struggle between old think and new think.
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Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not lower gas prices anytime soon. This summary of facts released by the Alaska Wilderness League exposes important pieces of the ANWR debate.
The low gas prices are something to celebrate in the short-run, but the cause is something that deserves a second, less optimistic outlook.
Eating only homegrown foods on the Fridays in Lent.
If you’ve never cooked or baked with ‘Floriani Red Flint’ grain corn, you’re missing out! Here are some yummy Floriani recipes, including polenta, pizza crust, hush puppies and corn mush, for you to try.
Supply and demand have kept E85 gas prices low, and politics has played a role.
I've never been more excited for 2010.
Tips for managing spring cover crops using only hand tools.
Reader Jenna Winkeller of Gilbert, Ariz., wrote to us about a homemade device that can make small-scale wheat cultivation far more efficient: a DIY wheat thresher crafted from just a bucket, drill and chain. Check out a video of it in action, and get instructions for assembling your own version of this wallet-friendly, timesaving tool.
Registered dietitian, Linda Simon, shares her experiences growing gluten free grains in her garden.
Rich and fudgy Grain-Free Chocolate-Date-Nut Bars are a grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sweetener-free treat you can splurge on with a smile.
Trying out the new whole-grain bread recipe was a bit of a challenge; but in the end, the result was a delicious loaf.
A family comes together to transform an everyday grain bin into a great new space for a Bed and Breakfast.
Puhwem Native American corn was the mother corn of native people. It's one of the best corns for making corn flour.
Connect a bike to a grain grinder to discover a whole new world of pedal power possibility.
A step-by-step guide, and benefits to growing sprouted grain fodder for your livestock as a natural alternative to commercial feed or as a pasture supplement.
Want more gas for your money?
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
Share the pain of rising gas prices together and join the discussion about what will finally motivate us to dramatically change our driving habits.
Here's a rundown of the many reasons behind the recent rise in the price of gas.
Amid rising gas prices, some people think offshore drilling in America is the answer, but is it worth it? Also, read an opinion piece by Mark Weisbrot.
Cam considers one of the causes of high gas prices....
Everyone's talking about drilling in Alaska, so why learn some numbers to do some talking of your own? Here are some statistics about why drilling in Alaska may not be the saving grace some think it is.
Here's how to make truly unusual whole grain bread, with delicious results.
The "Almost No-knead Bread" technique from Cook's Illustrated Magazine is as much worth trying as the totally no-knead technique that has become so popular.
In this video demonstration, learn how to make a tasty variation of no-knead bread that incorporates steel cut oats.
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD shares the results of a study on the contamination of naturally gluten-free grains.
Easy to make and addictively wonderful, whole wheat English muffins are cooked on the griddle before they are baked in the oven.
Easy to make crackers from scratch.
Rice is the quintessential food plant around the world and it provides a significant amount of brown biomass for composting. Growing rice in the garden can be help you achieve food security but you need to pick the right variety for your region. There are a couple of important sub-categories of rice that need to be taken into consideration. Rice is either an upland type with a greater tolerance to dryer and cooler conditions or it is a lowland “paddy” type.
One of our family treasures is an old iron mill. We had an opportunity to get the old mill out this fall and grind some beautiful wheat that we had been gifted with.
The price of food and oil are interminably linked. We are seeing this in our trips to the supermarket: every time we go, it's more expensive. What's a body to do?
OPEC annouced it would cut oil production to stop oil prices from falling, which might be the best way to reduce American oil consumption.
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
Do natural genes that defend wheat against diseases also hurt its productivity and food quality? Sometimes yes, sometimes no - and when diseases hit, resistance genes protect yield and quality.
Kasco is excited to offer these outstanding products to our own line of grain drills and overseeders.
Ellen Allard, The Gluten-Free Diva shares a pressure cooker, gluten-free, whole grain breakfast cereal.
Herd Seeder is the primary name in the industry, having produced quality seeders and spreaders for more than sixty years. Kasco is excited to offer these outstanding products to our own line of grain drills and overseeders.
Calculating your fuel economy is easy and can help you save big bucks at the pump.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
Registered dietitian, Cheryl Harris, introduces gluten-free whole grains that add fiber and nutrition to the menu for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance
These recipes with filling, protein-packed whole grains such as quinoa and millet are great options for no-meat or low-meat diets.
In this excerpt from Fair presenters Hank and Karen Will’s new book, Plowing With Pigs and Other Creative, Low-budget Homesteading Solutions, they’ll show you how to add small grains to your plot.
Growing field corn for livestock, home use and future crops; a grain for sustainable living.
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods announces the retail availability of four new delicious and all-natural granolas that provide perfect ready-to-eat options for the breakfast table or on the go.
Recipe for Southern-style shrimp and grits, made with superb Floriani Red Flint grain corn.
Recipes for satisfying gluten-free breakfasts.
Amy Green shares a recipe for Gluten-Free Seven Grain Slow Cooker Breakfast Cereal.
Gluten-free and grain-free breakfast ideas to start your day right.
Make gluten-free energy bars at home for busy mornings when there's no time for breakfast.
Robert Zwald shares his childhood experiences of selling frogs for fish bait and working on the family farm in the 1920s. This is part three of eight of Robert's stories.
Shortages and soaring cotton prices have prompted U.S. farmers to plant more cotton and less food. Hemp is much more versatile and less resource-intensive to grow. Unfortunately, outdated U.S. laws prohibit its production.
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
Renewable energy expert Dan Chiras warns us that building nuclear power plants is not the solution to our current energy crisis.
Solar industry analysts and executives say PV installations will surge in the next two years as prices continue to drop.
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
A review of Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.