meat http://iowapublicradio.org en An Unexpected History of Carnivore America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unexpected-history-carnivore-america <p>The battle surrounding meat and livestock production ranks among the longest-waged and hardest fought in American history. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with historian and author, Maureen Ogle. Her new book is titled <em>In Meat We Trust</em>.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:10:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 34653 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Unexpected History of Carnivore America A new frontier in genetically engineered food http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-frontier-genetically-engineered-food <p>Kevin Wells has been genetically engineering animals for 24 years.</p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><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 11:54:40 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18534 at http://iowapublicradio.org A new frontier in genetically engineered food GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest <p></p><p>Just south of Hermann, Mo., <a href="http://www.swissmeats.com/"><u><b>Swiss Meat and Sausage Co.</b></u></a> processes 2 million pounds of meat a year -- everything from cattle to hogs to buffalo to elk.</p><p>And everything gets a label.</p><p>“No antibiotics added, raised without added hormones, all natural, minimally processed," Glenn Brandt, the production manager for Swiss Meat, reads from a hefty roll of hickory smoked beef sausage stickers.</p><p>What this label does not indicate, however, is whether or not the sausage contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:04:14 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18059 at http://iowapublicradio.org GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest