Kristofor Husted http://kcur.org en EPA Promotes Water Rule To Farmers http://kcur.org/post/epa-promotes-water-rule-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is touring farm country, trying to assure farmers that the agency isn’t asking for more authority over farmers and ranchers’ lands.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:40:53 +0000 Kristofor Husted 58667 at http://kcur.org EPA Promotes Water Rule To Farmers Medical Association Seeks Stricter Rules For Antibiotics In Farm Animals http://kcur.org/post/medical-association-seeks-stricter-rules-antibiotics-farm-animals <p>The largest association of U.S. physicians is calling for tighter rules on antibiotic use in livestock.</p><p>The American Medical Association (AMA) says there should be an outright federal ban on using antibiotics to plump up farm animals. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration asked pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily phase out the use of antimicrobial drugs that promote growth in livestock.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:59:37 +0000 Kristofor Husted 58535 at http://kcur.org Medical Association Seeks Stricter Rules For Antibiotics In Farm Animals What Does The ‘Right To Farm’ Mean In Missouri? http://kcur.org/post/what-does-right-farm-mean-missouri <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">U.S. Congress members are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:12:24 +0000 Kristofor Husted 56889 at http://kcur.org What Does The ‘Right To Farm’ Mean In Missouri? What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin http://kcur.org/post/whats-good-baby-camels-coul-be-good-human-skin In parts of the Middle East, people drink camel's milk for its nutritional value. It boasts more vitamin C and iron than cow's milk, and it's lower in fat. But in the American Midwest, some people are rubbing camel's milk on their skin — in the form of a skin-care line from Jordan.<p>Penelope Shihab is the founder of a biotech company in Jordan — and the woman behind the Missouri startup that's working on the skin-care products.<p>Scientists at Shihab's company in Amman, called MONOJO, have been analyzing the antibodies in camel's milk. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:28:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 50668 at http://kcur.org What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin Agriculture Groups Want Nixon To Oppose Mo. River Dredging http://kcur.org/post/agriculture-groups-want-nixon-oppose-mo-river-dredging <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Nearly a dozen Missouri agriculture groups sent a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon calling for his support to oppose a dredging project in the Missouri River.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 42963 at http://kcur.org Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That http://kcur.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 35564 at http://kcur.org Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms http://kcur.org/post/drought-puts-squeeze-already-struggling-fish-farms This year's drought delivered a pricey punch to US aquaculture, the business of raising fish like bass and catfish for food. Worldwide, aquaculture has grown into a $119 billion industry, but the lack of water and high temperatures in 2012 hurt many U.S. fish farmers who were already struggling to compete on a global scale.<p>At <a href="http://osagecatfisheries.com/about.asp">Osage Catfisheries</a>, about one mile off the highway in rural, central Missouri, there are dozens of rectangular ponds with rounded corners. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29908 at http://kcur.org Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms No More Shame: Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-End Fashion Purse http://kcur.org/post/no-more-shame-boxed-wine-now-comes-high-end-fashion-purse Ladies, if the thought of showing up at a party or a picnic with a box of wine seems a little gauche, there's now a product for you: <a href="http://www.vernissagewine.com/the-story-29.aspx" target="_blank">Vernissage's</a> "bag-in-a-bag" of wine. It's boxed wine, shaped like a handbag.<p>Elliot Stern, CEO of <a href="http://squishwines.com/" target="_blank">Squish Wines</a>, is in charge of importing the bags, which originate in Sweden, into the U.S. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:53:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 23878 at http://kcur.org No More Shame: Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-End Fashion Purse