Arts & Life http://www.kunc.org en When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions http://www.kunc.org/post/when-china-spurns-gmo-corn-imports-american-farmers-lose-billions For a while there, China was the American farmer's best friend. The world's most populous nation had so many pigs and chickens to feed, it became one of the <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2014-april/china-in-the-next-decade-rising-meat-demand-and-growing-imports-of-feed.aspx#.U9qutONdV8E">top importers</a> of U.S. corn and soybeans almost overnight.<p>China also developed a big appetite for another corn-derived animal feed called "dried distillers grains with solubles," or <a href="http://www.grains.org/buyingselling/ddgs">DDGS</a>, a byproduct of ethanol production. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 59216 at http://www.kunc.org When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm? http://www.kunc.org/post/should-we-return-nutrients-our-pee-back-farm Let me guess how you feel about your urine: Get that smelly stuff away from me as fast as possible?<p>A small group of environmentalists in Vermont isn't as squeamish. Instead of flushing their pee down the drain, they're collecting it with special toilets that separate No. 1 and No. 2.<p>Then they're pooling the urine of the 170 volunteers in the pilot project (a quart or so, per person, daily) and eventually giving it to a farmer, who's putting it on her hay fields in place of synthetic fertilizer. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0000 59211 at http://www.kunc.org Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm? How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker http://www.kunc.org/post/how-order-pizza-nuclear-command-bunker I spent months working with the U.S. Air Force to get access to a remote underground nuclear bunker in Nebraska for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/29/335293314/welcome-to-the-nuclear-command-bunker">our radio series</a> on America's missile forces. There was only one question left to answer before I left.<p>What did I want for lunch?<p>The menu provided by the press office was eclectic. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 59207 at http://www.kunc.org How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-george-w-bush-coming-out-biography-his-father <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Former President George W. Bush plans to take a break from painting to publish a biography of his father, former President George H. W. Bush. The book, which will be published by Crown on Nov. 11, "covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59203 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father Not The Heroine, She's The Author: Teen Knows YA Market http://www.kunc.org/post/not-heroine-shes-author-teen-knows-ya-market <p>While many kids her age are busy dodging their summer reading assignments, 14-year-old Maya Bode has just wrapped up her second book. Writing her second book, that is.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 59197 at http://www.kunc.org Not The Heroine, She's The Author: Teen Knows YA Market