agriculture research http://kbia.org en BIFAD meeting focuses on agriculture research in Missouri and abroad http://kbia.org/post/bifad-meeting-focuses-agriculture-research-missouri-and-abroad <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.usaid.gov/bifad" style="line-height: 1.5;">Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (</a><a href="http://www.usaid.gov/bifad" style="line-height: 1.5;">BIFAD</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.usaid.gov/bifad">)</a> heard</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;University of Missouri (MU)&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">research&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on Friday on subjects such as genetically-modified cassa Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:11:56 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 30666 at http://kbia.org BIFAD meeting focuses on agriculture research in Missouri and abroad National group tackling global food problems meets today at MU http://kbia.org/post/national-group-tackling-global-food-problems-meets-today-mu <p></p><p>An international group that presents research aimed at solving global agriculture issues, is meeting at The University of Missouri today. A public meeting of the Board of International Food and Agriculture Development, or BIFAD, gathers on MU’s campus to draw upon university research to help solve the world’s food problems.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:20:41 +0000 Meredith Turk 30461 at http://kbia.org National group tackling global food problems meets today at MU Public research for private interests http://kbia.org/post/public-research-private-interests <p></p><p><em>This story on the American beef industry is part of a special reporting series from Harvest Public Media. &nbsp;Check out the rest of their stories at <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/big-beef">harvestpublicmedia.org</a>.</em></p><p>Agricultural colleges in the top five beef-producing states have become quasi-arms of the cattle industry, selling science to corporate bidders who set the research agenda with their dollars.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:52:48 +0000 Peggy Lowe 25829 at http://kbia.org Public research for private interests Big business for beef and (hopefully) for Columbia http://kbia.org/post/big-business-beef-and-hopefully-columbia <p></p><p>Over the next four weeks, Business Beat will be airing the remaining pieces of the Harvest Public Media series called America’s Big Beef: An Industry In Transition.</p><p>To kick off the series, we have to go back 150 years when Abraham Lincoln established the land-grant colleges where research could be done to help the common man. But Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports that today public colleges in the top five beef-producing states are now often working for big business.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:34:31 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25828 at http://kbia.org Big business for beef and (hopefully) for Columbia Field Notes: Have land-grant institutions lost their sense of social mission? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-have-land-grant-institutions-lost-their-sense-social-mission <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:21:06 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 25584 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Have land-grant institutions lost their sense of social mission? Language and agriculture http://kbia.org/post/language-and-agriculture <p>A war over words is part of a bigger struggle between agriculture interests and their critics. Plus, a national report looks at agriculture research grants from private corporations to land grant Universities, including MU. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:52:24 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15834 at http://kbia.org Language and agriculture The corporations, the ag research, and the money http://kbia.org/post/corporations-ag-research-and-money <p>A report in April from the Washington based environmental group Food and Water Watch researched the relationship between public universities and the corporations that give the schools agriculture research grants. The study found that corporate money was accounting for a large part of funding to agriculture schools all around the country, including the University of Missouri. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:32:16 +0000 Kyle Cardine 15830 at http://kbia.org The corporations, the ag research, and the money