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MU Professor Finds Human Birth Control Affects Fish

Apr 3, 2015
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  Ramji Bhandari, a MU assistant research professor and a visiting scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, is conducting a study through USGS and is finding a synthetic hormone in human birth control pills that can cause defects in fish.

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When it comes to organic certification, there are strict guidelines for food producers to follow. 

Think about an organic steak. The cow it came from has to be raised on organic feed. The feed mix can’t be produced with pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetic engineering. 

Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in considering a set of rules for organic farmed fish. The problem is several consumer groups say the recommended rules don’t go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.


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  On this week's Under the Microscope, farmed fish may soon have a certified organic alternative. 

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some coastal and island countries it's as high as 70 percent.

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Missouri's cold winter is killing off more fish than usual in ponds and lakes.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding several meetings to discuss regulations for blue catfish.

Anglers and conservation officials have been concerned about declining blue catfish catches from Truman Reservoir for two decades and more recently from the Lake of the Ozarks. Both lakes have at least adequate numbers of smaller blue catfish but heavy fishing for those 24 inches and larger is keeping sizes smaller. The two lakes are formed by separate dams on the Osage River.

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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson to appear in court next week
  • Reasons behind the deaths of thousands of fish in Columbia remain elusive
  • A Missouri woman wins thousands from lottery 

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Apr 11, 2012
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek
  • The Missouri House begins looking at new version of workplace discrimination bill.
  • Ron Paul takes reconvened St. Charles Co. caucus.