Kristofor Husted

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Amid GMO Strife, Food Industry Vies For Public Trust In CRISPR Technology

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle.


Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

Saturday, August 05, 2017

While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.


Why America Is Growing The Most Sweet Potatoes Since WWII

Thursday, January 19, 2017

These sugary spuds are cheap and easy to grow, but the rise of postwar industrialization and processed foods made them less popular. Now, fad diets and trendy restaurants have sparked a renaissance.


Farmers Enlist Chickens And Bugs To Battle Against Pests

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In an effort to turn away from chemical pesticides, which have the potential to damage the environment, some farmers are looking in a new direction in the age-old struggle against pests.


Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Small firms are popping up in the rural Midwest that buy old barns to feed remodelers' demand for weathered wood. As more historic barns come down, is the iconic American rural landscape fading away?


How Rural Farming Communities Are Fighting Economic Decline

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The tiny farming town of Brookfield, Mo., isn't what it used to be. Local leaders are looking to revive it by encouraging small businesses and tempting young residents to stay in town.


What Is The Meaning Behind The Moo?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Researchers are trying to figure out what cows are saying to each other — and us. Often, it seems that cows moo to communicate that something is wrong, or different.


Why Many Midwestern Farmers Are Pro-TPP

Monday, May 09, 2016

A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.


Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chert Hollow Farm sits nestled between rows of tall trees and a nearby stream in central Missouri. Eric and Joanna Reuter have been running the organic farm since 2006. That means they don't plant genetically modified crops and can only use a few approved kinds of chemicals and fertilizers.



Missouri Food Pantries Help Clients Grow Their Own Produce

Friday, June 26, 2015

In the U.S., 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger. Food pantries across the country pass out food to help these people put meals on the table. But what if they could help teach the pantry visitors how to grow their own food, too?

Grow Well Missouri, a program ...


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

Many cultures greet the new year with a feast that symbolically sets the table for the year ahead. As they sit down to traditional dishes, people often try to metaphorically eat their hopes and goals for the coming year.

We here at The Salt did a quick survey of New ...


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

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.

With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut ...


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

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.

Avid foragers Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty launched an interactive map last month that ...


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.