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Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers

Knowing that their county had rank toward the bottom of healthy counties in Kansas, citizens got together to enhance access to more healthy foods, specifically produce. Now a rural grocer partners with a local farmers' market to provide more fresh...
21-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Busting Myths About Ticks

Ticks can be a problem year-round, but they pose the most threat in warmer summer months. These disease carriers could be harmful to humans and pets alike. A veterinarian and renowned tick expert explains common myths about ticks and how people can...
20-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Take Precaution When Spicing Your Foods

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Researchers at Kansas State University in Olathe have found that four out of 10 bulk spices purchased in the Kansas City metro area contain contaminants that include heavy metals, mycotoxins and/or bacteria. Four bulk spices typically associated...
16-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Insects Represent a Link for Antibiotic Resistance Traits

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A research team at Kansas State University recently confirmed that insects, such as house flies and cockroaches, can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from places such as food animal farms and wastewater treatment facilities, and disseminate them...
29-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

‘Tis the Season: Be on the Lookout for Brown Recluse Spiders

Warmer, spring weather has many of us getting out and becoming more active, and the brown recluse spider is no exception. Kansas State University scientists shared 10 facts about the somewhat small, shy spider.
24-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Saving the Lesser Prairie Chicken: What Landowners Should Know

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The recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement, listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, brings to mind how agricultural producers, livestock ranchers and those with land enrolled in CRP could be affected.
17-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Kansas State Professor Leads Group Making Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation

Changing agricultural practices and ending food waste around the world are among recommendations made by scientists charged with looking at ways to mitigate global climate change. The scientists were authors who contributed to a report by the...
17-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What’s on the Consumer’s Mind?

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A recent nationwide online survey of U.S. consumers by Kansas State University found that freshness and safety were the most important values consumers placed on buying popular livestock products, including milk, ground beef, beef steak and chicken...
12-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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"What Can We Learn About Aging from China?"

A specialist on aging and adult development shares observations about how Chinese families care for -- and interact with -- older adults.
20-Aug-2008 12:25 PM EDT

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