Harvest Public Media

6:00am

Thu April 18, 2013
Agriculture

Gluten-Free By Popular Demand

Eliminating certain foods from a diet can be risky, says Paula Vandelicht, a nutritionist at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Columbia, Mo. Among other things, she advises customers about the shortcomings of a gluten-free diet.
Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

Gluten-free diets, which bar food containing wheat, rye and barley, are wildly popular today. Which is surprising since only about one percent of the U.S. population suffers from Celiac disease, the disorder that causes their immune systems to reject the pesky gluten.

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5:00am

Mon April 15, 2013
Agriculture

Seeking Profits In Private Labels

Walmart's "Great Value" brand is an example of private label food. After acquiring Ralcorp, ConAgra is now the largest private label food supplier in the U.S.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

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6:00am

Fri April 12, 2013
Agriculture

A New Frontier in Genetically Engineered Food

The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon for the U.S. market.
Barrett & MacKay Photography Inc.

At least 20 states have introduced bills over the past year that would require labeling of genetically modified food. The common point of contention is the pervasiveness of grains that have had their DNA altered. But some of these proposed laws take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish.

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6:00am

Fri March 29, 2013
Buried In Grain

Finding Fault After Grain Elevator Explosions

Zoe Bock’s son, Chad Roberts, was killed when the Bartlett grain elevator exploded in Oct. 2011.
Todd Feeback Kansas City Star

When the Bartlett Grain Co. elevator exploded in Atchison, Kansas in October 2011, the town’s 11,000 residents knew it immediately. People who live miles away from the elevator still talk about pictures jumping off walls.

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6:00am

Wed March 20, 2013
Agriculture

GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In Midwest

Labels at Swiss Meat and Sausage Co. near Hermann, Mo., do not indicate if products contain genetically modified organisms.
Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

Whole Foods Market recently announced that all products sold in its U-S and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms will be clearly labeled as such by 2018.

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