maps http://kbia.org en Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff http://kbia.org/post/scientists-check-corn-belt-waters-effects-ag-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eleven miles northeast of Centralia, Mo., five U.S. Geological Survey scientists don waders and bright reflective life jackets to wade into </span>Goodwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek. Plenty of fish live in the stream’s murky slow-moving waters, along with snakes, crayfish, mussels and snapping turtles. On this overcast morning, the team collects water samples and checks submerged cages of </span>fathead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> minnows for eggs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35608 at http://kbia.org Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of ag runoff Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That http://kbia.org/post/want-forage-your-city-theres-map If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too.<p>Avid foragers <a href="http://smallwhitecube.com/doku.php?id=about">Caleb Philips</a> and <a href="http://www.weltyphotography.com/about.html">Ethan Welty</a> launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a half-million locations across the globe where fruits and veggies are free for the taking. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:58:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 32515 at http://kbia.org Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest http://kbia.org/post/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest <p>Just south of Hermann, Mo., <a href="http://www.swissmeats.com/"><u><b>Swiss Meat and Sausage Co.</b></u></a> processes 2 million pounds of meat a year -- everything from cattle to hogs to buffalo to elk.</p><p>And everything gets a label.</p><p>“No antibiotics added, raised without added hormones, all natural, minimally processed," Glenn Brandt, the production manager for Swiss Meat, reads from a hefty roll of hickory smoked beef sausage stickers.</p><p>What this label does not indicate, however, is whether or not the sausage contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:16:53 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 30566 at http://kbia.org GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest