genetically modified http://kbia.org en Consumers often lost in the middle of scientific food battles http://kbia.org/post/consumers-often-lost-middle-scientific-food-battles <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Hot-button food issues of the day, such as the use of genetically modified organisms or the treatment of livestock, tend to pit large industries against smaller activist groups. Often, both sides will claim the science supports what they are saying. That can leave consumers, most of whom aren’t scientists, in a bit of a bind.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:57:22 +0000 Amy Mayer 43448 at http://kbia.org Consumers often lost in the middle of scientific food battles Field Notes: Looking inside plants for answers to a changing climate http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-looking-inside-plants-answers-changing-climate <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes"><strong>Field Notes</strong></a><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Grant Gerlock 34183 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Looking inside plants for answers to a changing climate MU scientist plays key role in new GE salmon http://kbia.org/post/mu-scientist-plays-key-role-new-ge-salmon <p>Kevin Wells has been genetically engineering animals for 24 years.</p><p>“It’s sort of like a jigsaw puzzle,” said Wells recently as he walked through his lab at the University of Missouri - Columbia. “You take DNA apart and put it back together in different orders, different orientations.”</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:36:22 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 31210 at http://kbia.org MU scientist plays key role in new GE salmon The science behind genetically modified seeds http://kbia.org/post/science-behind-genetically-modified-seeds <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we’ll hear from Harvest Public Media’s Science of the Seed Series.</span></p><p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:58:38 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 29370 at http://kbia.org The science behind genetically modified seeds Seed science pushes toward higher yields http://kbia.org/post/seed-science-pushes-toward-higher-yields <p></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">At an open house at DuPont Pioneer’s Dallas Center Corn Research Center near Des Moines, Iowa, retired corn breeder Bill Ambrose marveled at the tools available today to do the job he did for nearly 40 years. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:24:30 +0000 Amy Mayer 29369 at http://kbia.org Seed science pushes toward higher yields 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