food http://kbia.org en Columbia Public Schools Challenge to Preserving Food http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-challenge-preserving-food <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With seven snow days, Columbia Public Schools has already surpassed its allotted limit of six snow days for the 2013-14 school year. For most, a snow day leads to relaxation. For people involved in the transportation and reception of food, it means exactly the opposite.</span></p><p>Their line of communication never ends. The Columbia Public School District has 34 schools to keep track of. That means 34 kitchens that receive food multiple times a week. Depending on what time a snow day is announced, it may be too late to stop a delivery service.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Brady Finn 48081 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools Challenge to Preserving Food Field Notes: Snowmass wheat http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-snowmass-wheat <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, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46453 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Snowmass wheat The new wheat behind whole grain white bread http://kbia.org/post/new-wheat-behind-whole-grain-white-bread <p>A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.</p><p>For a long time, American bread makers have been in a bind. Many consumers <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/01/11/169150598/in-the-battle-between-health-and-taste-why-white-bread-still-wins">like the texture and taste of white bread</a>, but want the nutritional benefits of whole grains.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 46284 at http://kbia.org The new wheat behind whole grain white bread Consumers often lost in the middle of scientific food battles http://kbia.org/post/consumers-often-lost-middle-scientific-food-battles <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Hot-button food issues of the day, such as the use of genetically modified organisms or the treatment of livestock, tend to pit large industries against smaller activist groups. Often, both sides will claim the science supports what they are saying. That can leave consumers, most of whom aren’t scientists, in a bit of a bind.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:57:22 +0000 Amy Mayer 43448 at http://kbia.org Consumers often lost in the middle of scientific food battles Rural areas face limited access to nutritious food http://kbia.org/post/rural-areas-face-limited-access-nutritious-food <p>Limited access to nutritious food is an issue facing rural communities in Missouri and the nation at large, according to University of Missouri specialists.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:09:09 +0000 Colin Hope 43375 at http://kbia.org Rural areas face limited access to nutritious food 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 Waynesville flooding victim identified http://kbia.org/post/waynesville-flooding-victim-identified <p>Authorities in southern Missouri have identified a 23-year-old single mother who's presumed to have died in recent flooding that also killed her young son.</p><p>Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long said Thursday that 4-year-old Elyjah M. Lee and his mother, Jessica D. Lee, both of Waynesville, were in a car that was swept off a roadway early Tuesday after torrential rains hit the area, flooding streets and damaging homes and businesses.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:48:20 +0000 Associated Press 38509 at http://kbia.org Waynesville flooding victim identified FDA launches new gluten free rules http://kbia.org/post/fda-launches-new-gluten-free-rules <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Walk down a grocery store aisle or open a restaurant menu.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gluten-free labels are everywhere.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gluten is a starchy protein compound found in products made from wheat, barley and rye. It’s what gives dough a chewy texture. But up until this point, there has been little oversight on what qualifies as gluten-free and what doesn’t.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:24:30 +0000 Luke Runyon 38268 at http://kbia.org FDA launches new gluten free rules Displaced Pinhook residents look for new home http://kbia.org/post/displaced-pinhook-residents-look-new-home <p>Drive along southeast Missouri’s Highway VV in Mississippi County, and you will primarily see vibrant green fields littered with farm equipment and the occasional farmer working the land.<br><br>The burned out remains of what was once a church stands sentry alongside the highway, just outside of what at first glance appears to be an ordinary rural community.<br><br>But, something seems out of place.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Tamara Zellars Buck 37235 at http://kbia.org Displaced Pinhook residents look for new home Interfaith gardens grow food and fellowship http://kbia.org/post/interfaith-gardens-grow-food-and-fellowship <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Volunteers from different faith communities have been working together to grow food. Columbia has more than 30 community garden plots, and several of them are interfaith gardens.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:30:11 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 36986 at http://kbia.org Interfaith gardens grow food and fellowship 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance http://kbia.org/post/12-mo-counties-eligible-disaster-assistance <p>Farmers in a dozen Missouri counties could be eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Agriculture Department for damage from severe spring weather.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 34870 at http://kbia.org 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance 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 Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/flooding-causes-road-closures-mid-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flooding from thunder storms has caused a large number of road closures in mid-Missouri, Thursday.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:13:35 +0000 Russell Chapin 32294 at http://kbia.org Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri Gluten-free by popular demand http://kbia.org/post/gluten-free-popular-demand <p>Six months ago, Kara Welter drastically changed her diet by eliminating food that contains wheat, rye or barley.</p><p>“I don’t eat gluten,” said Welter, a 41-year-old marketing executive in Kansas City. “I happened to just try it because I was having stomach issues for years. And it turns out within three days, I stopped having stomach issues.”</p><p>Welter’s gluten decision stemmed from what she read online. Medical tests showed that she did not have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, the disorder that causes the immune system to reject the gluten.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:18:37 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 32057 at http://kbia.org Gluten-free by popular demand Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods http://kbia.org/post/congressmen-aim-improve-river-management-during-droughts-and-floods <p>Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate river management to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:57:48 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 31091 at http://kbia.org Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods