Kristofor Husted

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Friday, July 31, 2015

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.


Missouri Food Pantries Help Clients Grow Their Own Produce

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be hard to come by for low-income people who rely on food pantries. So some aid programs are now handing out seeds and plants and teaching clients to grow their own.


Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.


Luck Be A Lentil Tonight! What The World Eats To Welcome The New Year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

From Italy to Japan to the Philippines, people will hope for happiness, health and wealth as they sit down to a New Year's meal. Sometimes that last wish is expressed as actual money in the food.


Rabbi From Kansas City Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday's attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem left five dead. Assailants struck during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Rabbi Kalman Levine, a Kansas City native.


Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce creates much waste.


Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.


Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.


Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.


Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Apples, oranges and ... squirrel? A new interactive map pinpoints more than a half-million locations around the world open to foraging for typical and not-so-typical free foods.


No More Shame: Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-End Fashion Purse

Monday, September 03, 2012

Boxed wine suffers a reputation for being cheap and generally lousy. Plus, a box can't really compete visually with a sleek glass bottle. So a Swedish company has reshaped the box int...


How One Former Vegan Learned To Embrace Butchering

Saturday, January 21, 2012

To connect better to community and food, one twenty-something has trained to become a butcher.


'Trade You Snickers For Smarties': The Economics Of Halloween Candy

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The decibel level in a room filled with children trading candy rivals that of Wall Street. When the trading peaks, cross-room deals have Milk Duds flying overhead while a Jolly Rancher comes the other way.