Amy Mayer http://tspr.org en Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade http://tspr.org/post/acres-gmo-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p>More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:19:49 +0000 Amy Mayer 56962 at http://tspr.org Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade Seeking Hunger Solutions from the Heartland http://tspr.org/post/seeking-hunger-solutions-heartland <p>Global hunger has no easy answer. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:56:02 +0000 Amy Mayer 55492 at http://tspr.org Seeking Hunger Solutions from the Heartland Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://tspr.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:20:13 +0000 Amy Mayer 54098 at http://tspr.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? Iowa Egg Farm Charged in Salmonella Outbreak http://tspr.org/post/iowa-egg-farm-charged-salmonella-outbreak <p>The former operators of a large egg farm in Iowa have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with a major salmonella outbreak in 2010. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:05:36 +0000 Amy Mayer 53637 at http://tspr.org Iowa Egg Farm Charged in Salmonella Outbreak USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections http://tspr.org/post/usda-use-rural-development-money-local-food-connections <p>Recognizing that the demand for local food is growing to between $5 and 7 billion a year, the USDA announced a new effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers. Fri, 09 May 2014 16:48:19 +0000 Amy Mayer 52924 at http://tspr.org USDA to Use Rural Development Money for Local Food Connections