Manufacturers cut food waste to build bottom line

October 8th, 2014

By Harvest Public Media

Milan, MO – Americans eat only about half the meat produced by farm animals. Where does the rest go? To everything from soap to medicine. It’s not a pretty process, but the meat industry has figured out how to keep waste to a minimum.

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Technology, infrastructure cut down on food waste on the farm

October 7th, 2014

By Harvest Public Media

Grinnell, IA – About one-third of all the food around the globe is wasted, according to the United Nations. Here in the U.S., we waste billions of pounds of food each year. But mostly, food goes to waste where it’s eaten and not where it’s grown.

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

February 18th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Ames, IA — The vast majority of corn and soybeans in the US grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. How did it even become possible?

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Technology Chips Away At Influence Of Prominent Ag Towns

February 11th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Kansas City, MO — Since 1856, wheat has been traded on the floor of the Kansas City Board of Trade. In the old days, there would be a swarm of traders around the pits.

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Modernizing Poultry Inspection Is No Easy Matter

February 4th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Lincoln, NE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to modernize inspections at poultry processing plants, but critics disagree the proposals will improve things.

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Farm Bill Extension Not Sitting Well With Many Organic Farmers

January 28th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Jamestown, MO — Organic farmers felt left out in the cold when Congress enacted new farm bill legislation on January 1.

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