GM food http://kbia.org en Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM http://kbia.org/post/recent-usda-figures-show-90-percent-corn-gm <p>Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that over 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified. That figure has nearly doubled over the past 10 years.</p><p>Most of the corn farmers plant has been embedded with a gene—usually from a bacteria—that protects the corn from pests or herbicides.</p><p>Ten years ago, less than half of the corn planted had a genetically modified trait. Today, 93 percent of all field corn does, up from 90 percent last year.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:57:43 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56349 at http://kbia.org Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM Bill to bar GMO labeling unveiled http://kbia.org/post/bill-bar-gmo-labeling-unveiled <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">State efforts to label genetically-modified food would be outlawed under a bill unveiled by a Kansas congressman Wednesday – a plan immediately criticized as a “legislative Hail Mary” that won’t pass.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:53:19 +0000 Peggy Lowe 51091 at http://kbia.org Bill to bar GMO labeling unveiled GM animals; tax day for farmers http://kbia.org/post/gm-animals-tax-day-farmers <p>Over the last year or so, at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require labeling of genetically modified food. The common point of contention is the pervasiveness of grains that have had their DNA altered. But some of these proposed laws – including one in Missouri – take aim specifically at genetically engineered meat or fish. And that got Harvest Public Media’s Abbie Fentress Swanson wondering: How close are we to actually eating genetically engineered animals? What she found out might surprise you.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:16:34 +0000 Kristofor Husted 31459 at http://kbia.org GM seeds and a new Columbia housing ordinance http://kbia.org/post/gm-seeds-and-new-columbia-housing-ordinance <p></p><p>Coming up we’ll kick off a three-part series from Harvest Public Media on the Science of the Seed. For the introductory report, Amy Mayer explores the origins of gene transformation.</p><p>But let’s first start in Columbia where as of February, landlords are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council. KBIA’s Andrew Yost reports that the ordinance deals with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:52:43 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29217 at http://kbia.org GM seeds and a new Columbia housing ordinance The seeds of genetic modification http://kbia.org/post/seeds-genetic-modification <p></p><p>The vast majority of the corn and soybeans in United States grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. The technology is barely 30 years old and the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1605/finding-scientific-consensus-gm-food-mark-lynas/5">controversy surrounding it</a> somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:13:58 +0000 Amy Mayer 29211 at http://kbia.org The seeds of genetic modification GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill http://kbia.org/post/gm-fish-and-meat-would-be-labeled-under-proposed-senate-bill <p></p><p>All genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri would have to be labeled as such, under legislation filed in the State Senate.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:14:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27614 at http://kbia.org GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill