science http://www.kunc.org en Cheerios GMO-Free Decision Mostly About Marketing http://www.kunc.org/post/cheerios-gmo-free-decision-mostly-about-marketing <p>A popular breakfast cereal will soon sport a label on its familiar yellow box declaring it free of genetically modified ingredients, both a win for anti-GMO activists and the mark of a big food company looking to tap into a niche market for its product.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:48:52 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 53274 at http://www.kunc.org Cheerios GMO-Free Decision Mostly About Marketing Under The Microscope: Microbes Can Help Farmers http://www.kunc.org/post/under-microscope-microbes-can-help-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Farmers and scientists have long understood that what lives beneath the soil affects how crops grow. Often, they work to fight plant diseases—warding off infectious viruses and damaging fungi, for example. But now some microbiologists are focused on how to harness the good things microbes can do, with the goal of increasing farmers’ yields and diminishing their dependence on chemical inputs.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 52344 at http://www.kunc.org Under The Microscope: Microbes Can Help Farmers