digest this http://kbia.org en Columbia forum highlights conflict between consumers and farmers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-forum-highlights-conflict-between-consumers-and-farmers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The disconnect between consumers wanting to know more about where their food comes from and farmers producing that food is nothing new to Harvest Public Media. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:11:02 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 40946 at http://kbia.org Columbia forum highlights conflict between consumers and farmers Is the agriculture industry being bullied? http://kbia.org/post/agriculture-industry-being-bullied <p>There is a culture war raging in the heartland. It&rsquo;s not about abortion or religion or gay marriage, it&rsquo;s about how food is produced in this country.</p><p>As in any war, language is playing a big role. Take, for instance, the way Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad defended the beef product that came to be known as &ldquo;pink slime.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s just tragic that people use smear language against products,&rdquo; Branstad said. &ldquo;We would never let people smear somebody because of who/what they look like, or their race, or their religion.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:40:44 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 15825 at http://kbia.org Is the agriculture industry being bullied?