food labeling http://kbia.org en Meat labeling advocates back new farm bill http://kbia.org/post/meat-labeling-advocates-back-new-farm-bill <p>Proponents of a <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/new-labeling-rules-could-give-consumers-more-information-about-their-meat-COOL">new labeling rule that gi­ves consumers more information about where their meat comes from</a> say they are pleased with the new farm bill President Obama signed into law on Friday. That’s because the bill does not include any significant changes to current country-of-origin labeling rules, known as COOL.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 47814 at http://kbia.org Meat labeling advocates back new farm bill Field Notes: What exactly does 'sustainability' mean? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-what-exactly-does-sustainability-mean <p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46773 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: What exactly does 'sustainability' mean? Midwest takes a look at labeling GMOs http://kbia.org/post/midwest-takes-look-labeling-gmos <p></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Last year,&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest">we counted between 20 and 30 state legislatures</a>&nbsp;considering bills that mandate labeling on genetically engineered foods or foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Still a hot-topic, many labeling laws are working their way through statehouses all over the nation – even in farm country.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:18:59 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46656 at http://kbia.org Midwest takes a look at labeling GMOs Retailers look to sell sustainability of food http://kbia.org/post/retailers-look-sell-sustainability-food <p>Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for foods they believe were sustainably produced, like free-range chicken, fair-trade coffee and pesticide-free wine. But what does “sustainable” actually mean?</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:53:01 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46432 at http://kbia.org Retailers look to sell sustainability of food Field Notes: Top ag and food stories of 2013 http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-top-ag-and-food-stories-2013 <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Field Notes</a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font- Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:23:50 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46134 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Top ag and food stories of 2013 ‘Frankenfish’ clears regulatory hurdle in Canada http://kbia.org/post/frankenfish-clears-regulatory-hurdle-canada <p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">A controversial genetically engineered salmon, known to its detractors as the “Frankenfish,” has moved a step closer to being sold on the U.S. market.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45065 at http://kbia.org ‘Frankenfish’ clears regulatory hurdle in Canada Field Notes: Where does our meat come from? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-where-does-our-meat-come <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Field Notes</a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font- Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44213 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Where does our meat come from? New labeling rules could give consumers more info about their meat http://kbia.org/post/new-labeling-rules-could-give-consumers-more-info-about-their-meat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new labeling rule that went into full effect Saturday requires </span>meatpackers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and retailers to provide consumers with more information about where their meat comes from.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44211 at http://kbia.org New labeling rules could give consumers more info about their meat COOL should rule the meat case, judge decides http://kbia.org/post/cool-should-rule-meat-case-judge-decides <p>A federal judge has ruled that the meat industry must implement a new U.S. Department of Agriculture country-of-labeling rule, also known as COOL. The rule, which the USDA finalized in May, requires companies to label where animals were born, raised and slaughtered; and prohibits meat from two different animals from being comingled and sold in the same package.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:12:56 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 40323 at http://kbia.org COOL should rule the meat case, judge decides Field Notes: Overhaul of meat labels on hold http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-overhaul-meat-labels-hold <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://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, 30 Aug 2013 14:51:57 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 39707 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Overhaul of meat labels on hold Newscast for May 24, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-24-2013 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><p></p><ul><li>Mo. Senate panel to work on criminal code</li><li>USDA releases labeling rule for meat Fri, 24 May 2013 22:21:45 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 34313 at http://kbia.org 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 GMO labeling and possible answer to end meth labs http://kbia.org/post/gmo-labeling-and-possible-answer-end-meth-labs <p></p><p>Whole Foods Market recently announced that by 2018, all products in its U-S and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms will be clearly labeled as such. The decision by the grocery chain -- which has been labeling some products as non-GMO for years now -- has pushed this strongly debated food labeling issue into the shopping aisle.</p><p>The real action, though, is heating up in state legislatures across the country. Harvest Public Media’s Abbie Fentress Swanson explains.</p><p>Not many of us are chemists.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 30654 at http://kbia.org GMO labeling and possible answer to end meth labs Beef labeling rule is caught in bureaucratic limbo http://kbia.org/post/beef-labeling-rule-caught-bureaucratic-limbo <p></p><p>A new beef labeling rule that has the support of food safety advocates has been under review for months by the White House Office of Management and Budget.</p><p>The Kansas City Star reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed requiring labels on steaks and other beef products that have been mechanically tenderized. The process uses automated needles or knives that can drive deadly pathogens deep into the interior of the meat.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:26:56 +0000 Associated Press 27950 at http://kbia.org Beef labeling rule is caught in bureaucratic limbo