Oct 13 - 19, 2011 

The USDA says corn is the third most genetically modified crop in the U.S.
Peter Blanchard

Food for Thought

Just Label It

The national push to unmask frankenfoods

By Ari LeVaux

For years, polls have shown that about 90 percent of Americans support the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms. That’s about as close to a consensus as you’re going to get in this country. But amazingly, in this supposed bastion of freedom and democracy, we’re denied the fundamental right to know what’s in our food. It’s a right that more than 50 other nations, including China and Russia, offer their citizens.

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Gearing up for a canning session
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

In a Pickle

Canning, drying and freezing made easy

By Mina Yamashita
In our musty Detroit cellar my mother tended a 5-gallon crock. She was making tsukemono—a fermented cabbage pickle that’s like kimchi but without the heat. Tsukemono was my introduction to homemade pickles that employed a process learned over generations.

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