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Monsanto is murdering the native maiz of Mexico (video trailer)

by Barney Asada June 8, 2015 Cultura
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The millenia-old native species of Mexican maiz are being forced from the Earth by GMO seeds foisted on growers by international food cartels like Monsanto. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Sunu takes a look at the problem.

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Santa Clara de Juarez, MX, the pueblo that lives on tortillas (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 1, 2015 Cultura
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The 3000 indigenous residents of Santa Clara de Juarez make a living by making tortillas, starting with non-GMO corn they grow in their own fields. An Australian tortillero went to the town to document the process.

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La Cucaracha: Where are the Mexicans in the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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How popcorn (hecho en Peru circa 4700 BCE) pops [video]

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 4, 2014 Cultura
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Popcorn — palomitas de maíz — was discovered-invented-perfected in Peru circa 4700 BCE, the very first domesticated corn product. Watch how the corn pops, up close and personal.

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La Cucaracha: Now serving new GMO corn tortillas (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 18, 2013 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON GMO CORN:

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Stop torturing that kitty! ‘Nuestro gato Tyler comiendo elotes’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 4, 2013 Cultura
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Tyler the kitty sure likes corn on the cob — or is he/she being forced to perform for the video amusement of his cruel owners? PREVIOUSLY ON CAT SCRATCH THEATRE:

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Elotes! Fresh hot elotes! How to make Mexican corn (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 21, 2013 Cultura
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Some kids may be back at school but it’s still Summer. And there’s no summer without elotes, fresh and hot from the grill.

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Robocrop: Mexican groups rally to skewer Monsanto’s killer GMO corn

by Victor Payan June 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO DF) Farmers, activists, students, scientists and foodies organized a Carnival of Corn in Mexico City over the weekend to protest  genetically-engineered corn being forced into the food supply by corporations specifically like Monsanto. GMO corn, which is short for GITMO, or Guantanamo Corn, carries a gene designed to kill insects if eaten and […]

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Breaking Ñews: San Bernardino teenager addicted to Takis

by María Purísima May 24, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN BERNARDINO) Mary Hernandez has a problem: she’s addicted to Takis. The 17-year-old California cannot get enough of the spicy imported Mexican corn chips. “She eats Takis all the time instead of real food,” lamented her mother Laura, while stirring a pot of beans. “She needs real food; look — she’s getting […]

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Corn tortilla achieves enlightenment on unattended Texas comal

by EresNerd May 1, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from Edinburg, TX) A corn tortilla was released from its physical shell and achieved enlightenment last night when it was inadvertently consumed by fire during Gil Trejo’s dinner preparations. The University of South Texas assistant professor of Latin American literature was heating the traditional Mexican flat bread to accompany leftover frijoles con queso […]

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Oxnard man says ‘Hand of God’ saved family from salsa poisoning

by Comic Saenz April 24, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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(PNS reporting from OXNARD, CA) Sam Fuentes is certain he and his kids would be dead today if God hadn’t intervened. “The Lord Almighty — with a strong hand and an outstretched arm — saved us from the Grim Reaper, that’s for sure!” the Del Norte businessman and father of two told PNS. “That salsa coulda […]

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘MiJA Weekly’ on the road 03.25.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama March 25, 2013 El Now
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This week on MiJA I’m on the road to nowhere (Ohio) and frolicking among the Children of the Corn. Feliz Pascua everybody! I need a drink. Previously on MiJA Weekly …

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Mayans cooked their food with balls, archaeologists say

by Barney Asada December 3, 2012 Cultura
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The ancient Mayans cooked their food with balls, according to recent archaeological discoveries. The 1-2-inch clay balls were unearthed at an excavation of a kitchen at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán. Thought to be 1000 years old, the balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans, squash and root crops.

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YouTube math wiz Vihart makes a mathematical burrito (video)

by Comic Saenz October 29, 2012 Cultura
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She’s a popular math geek on Youtube with mad origami skillz and she takes a special approach to making a burrito. RELATED: Denver man’s shocking confession: ‘I prefer flour to corn tortillas’

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Denver man’s shocking confession: ‘I prefer flour to corn tortillas’

by María Purísima October 18, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from DENVER) Felix Garcia is out of the closet.  The Five Points resident called friends and family together yesterday to confess the secret he had kept hidden for so long: I just didn’t want anyone to think I wasn’t Mexican enough. I mean, corn is OK and everything, but oh my God, a […]

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Pocho Ocho fascinating hidden powers of Latino food!

by Elise Valderrama June 25, 2012 Cultura
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Previously on POCHO: Medical Menudo legalized in Connecticut Fast fun and easy aphrodisiac salsa Pocho Ocho reasons Mexican food is good for you But is that the end of the fascinating food factorama? No guey! Check out these eight other hidden powers of Comida Latina: 8. You can use beans to power a moped 7. Vegetarianism is […]

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Food safety cops spot mysterious (Mexican?) CACA ‘intruder virus’

by Barney Asada June 11, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) The anti-import National Food Safety Workshop (NFSW) here claims a dangerous foreign food virus is infecting Caucasian-American digestive systems nationwide. The comida cops say the virus is spread by manipulating the DNA of four foods native to Mexico — chiles, avocado, corn and agave. “We’re calling it the CACA Virus,” says NFSW […]

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Dear Abuelita: Obama or Romney? Flour or corn? Quinceaneras?

by Dear Abuelita May 23, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, What are you drinking? Is that “Chocolate Abuelita?” It looks different. Anyway…I heard that Mitt Romney really likes Hispanics. Do you think I should vote for him or should I vote for my Negrito again? At least I know that he supports the Dream Act. Aayy! Abuelita, please ease my worries. Signed, Aye […]

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Taqueria bomber’s twisted plot terrorizes Taco Tuesday (video)

by GUSTACO NARANJERO May 8, 2012 Cultura
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There’s terrible trouble in the hood when a shiny new taco cart opens up just across the way from the funky old place. What to do? Taco! Taco! Taco! was the 2009 winner of the HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition. From John Estrada.

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