Amy Mayer http://www.kunc.org en Forthcoming Poultry Rules Get Mixed Reception http://www.kunc.org/post/forthcoming-poultry-rules-get-mixed-reception <p>Change is coming to the poultry industry and not everyone is happy about it.</p><p>Until now, inspections have been governed by <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-71/pdf/STATUTE-71-Pg441.pdf">a law written in 1957</a>. It’s nine pages long. The <a href="http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/00ffa106-f373-437a-9cf3-6417f289bfc2/2011-0012F.pdf?MOD=AJPERES">new rule</a> — finalized recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service — fills 379 pages. Even accounting for differences in font type and size, and formatting, there’s a whole lot more in this one.</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:59:58 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 59495 at http://www.kunc.org Forthcoming Poultry Rules Get Mixed Reception This Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Your Milk http://www.kunc.org/post/forensic-technology-can-tell-if-there-are-drugs-your-milk <p>TV shows like “CSI” have made forensics a hot topic, spawning books and even science programs for kids. The same technology used at crime scenes to link a stray hair to a suspect can also find antibiotics or other medications in milk and meat. And the use of sophisticated testing is becoming increasingly available for livestock producers, who stand to lose lots of money if their products are tainted.</p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:42:48 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 59295 at http://www.kunc.org This Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Your Milk Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade http://www.kunc.org/post/acres-genetically-modified-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to<a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 58899 at http://www.kunc.org Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://www.kunc.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56862 at http://www.kunc.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market http://www.kunc.org/post/integrated-local-food-system-can-grow-market <p>The smell of baking dinner rolls fills the kitchen at Decorah High School in northeast Iowa. As two kitchen workers mix a fresh broccoli salad, another, Chad Elliott, ladles tomato soup from a large metal pot on the stove into white plastic buckets for delivery to the town’s elementary schools.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55814 at http://www.kunc.org Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market