organic food http://kbia.org en Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? http://kbia.org/post/are-organic-vegetables-more-nutritious-after-all There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new <a href="http://csanr.wsu.edu/program-areas/m2m/research-areas/nutritional-quality/bjn-2014/">study</a> is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.<p>It's a scientific reply to an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/04/160395259/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-for-you">analysis</a> that some researchers at Stanford University published two years ago. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 56032 at http://kbia.org Organic acreage continues its steady climb http://kbia.org/post/organic-acreage-continues-its-steady-climb <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Walk into a grocery store these days and you’re likely to find whole sections devoted to organic foods. The organic label gives insight into how the food was produced, usually without the aid of synthetic chemicals, antibiotics and food additives.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:47:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 44640 at http://kbia.org Organic acreage continues its steady climb Mid-Mo organizers call for organic agriculture to promote health, environment http://kbia.org/post/mid-mo-organizers-call-organic-agriculture-promote-health-environment <p>A group of Columbia activists are promoting organic agricultural practices as a way to improve community health and the environment. The Columbia Climate Change Coalition met Thursday, June 20, to discuss ways to better the environment through organic agriculture.</p><p>The Columbia Climate Change Coalition is part of Peoples’ Visioning, which is a group that discusses climate, finance, energy, public health, education and transportation.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:32:59 +0000 Morgan Uber 36009 at http://kbia.org Mid-Mo organizers call for organic agriculture to promote health, environment Farm bill extension doesn’t sit well with many organic farmers http://kbia.org/post/farm-bill-extension-doesn-t-sit-well-many-organic-farmers <p></p><p>Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder this year.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:28 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 27725 at http://kbia.org Farm bill extension doesn’t sit well with many organic farmers Making the case for local, fresh (if not organic) foods http://kbia.org/post/making-case-local-fresh-if-not-organic-foods <p>Tammy Sellmeyer bends to pick up a strawberry in the middle of a hoop house on the 25-acre farm she owns and operates with her husband, Greg, just south of Fulton, Mo. The Sellmeyers plant some 3,000 strawberry plants here each year and sell them at the Columbia, Mo. farmers market. This past May, they sold 400 quarts in just three hours. But two years ago, they didn't have many berries to sell at all because pests got to their crop.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:57:48 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 25772 at http://kbia.org Making the case for local, fresh (if not organic) foods Can you make any money raising organic beef in Missouri? [infographic] http://kbia.org/post/can-you-make-any-money-raising-organic-beef-missouri-infographic <p>In Tebbetts, Mo., JJR Family Farm raised USDA-certified organic livestock without antibiotics or genetically-modified feed. &nbsp;After six years of raising and selling organic beef, they decided it was just too expensive to keep the certification. &nbsp;Rancher John Rice helped us figure out just how much it costs to raise organic beef in Missouri. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:18:06 +0000 Scott Pham & Abbie Fentress Swanson 25531 at http://kbia.org Can you make any money raising organic beef in Missouri? [infographic] How much is organic certification worth? http://kbia.org/post/how-much-organic-certification-worth <p>The organic farming industry is booming. Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its federal organic certification program in 2002, the number of organic farms has more than doubled. U.S. organic food sales have also grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011, according to the <u><a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2012/04/us_consumerdriven_organic_mark.html">Organic Trade Association</a></u>. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:15:14 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 25527 at http://kbia.org How much is organic certification worth? Weathering the recession, drought http://kbia.org/post/weathering-recession-drought <p></p><p>In recent months, a fairly severe drought and a slowly recovering economy have thrown food businesses for a loop.</p><p>Coming up we’ll listen in on a conversation Abbie Fentress Swanson had with President Barack Obama’s top agriculture guy about the looming dip in corn exports. But first, some businesses have been able to weather the storm better than others. Jennifer Davidson has this report about one successful shop in West Plains.</p><p>Now, things aren’t so peachy for everyone in the food industry. Clearly.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:40:16 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25496 at http://kbia.org Weathering the recession, drought Interview with author Michael Pollan http://kbia.org/post/interview-author-michael-pollan <p>Michael Pollan&nbsp;considers himself a writer, a professor and eater. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:20:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 8094 at http://kbia.org Interview with author Michael Pollan