Multicolor maize,corn varieties

GMOs and Heritage Corn: Protecting the Source of Life

November 18, 2021

Our stories are shaped by the feasts we share and the food we eat. For the holidays, we’re dishing up a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising backstories. Part Three: Mexico is the birthplace of corn, and corn is the “source of life.” But the unique genetic resources of native maize — and the social… » Read more

The Buzz about Cross-Pollination

October 10, 2017

While summer may be over, the growing season is not! Fall is a time of the year that farmers everywhere grow bounties of insta-worthy squash, pumpkins, and other fall-harvest crops. What’s the key to this season of abundance? Pollination. In order for flowering plant species to create seeds and reproduce, they must transfer pollen from… » Read more