Month: May 2016

The cure for most foodborne illness is education and communication

Food recalls are often the most noticeable result of an outbreak of foodborne illnesses, commonly known as food poisoning. Foodborne illnesses are caused not only by contamination of food products somewhere along the production line, but also by not following…

Farm to School program helps students connect to locally grown food one meal at a time

Whether you call it farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, or farm-to-school, the goals are the same — get more locally grown foods into school cafeterias so that students have access to high quality, fresh fruits, vegetables and other products. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids…

SAFE burning promotes ecological health for prairies, pastures and woodlands

For decades, Smokey the Bear implored, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” However, according to the MU Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE), his new slogan, “Only you can prevent wildfires!” is much more relevant to maintaining ecological health. Members…

CP Editorial: New FDA directive requires strong producer-veterinarian relations to be effective

Family farms have decorated America’s landscape since the country’s founding. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there are 2.2 million farms in our country, 97 percent of which are operated by families. Family farming operations vary in size,…

University budget woes may shake up the MU campus

The University of Missouri has seen its share of ups and downs over the past 12 months. Recently, it was dealt another blow, not as a protest or resignation, but in the form of budget cuts. On April 27, Gov. Jay Nixon…

CP Editorial: Bigger is not always better in banking

Online bill pay, account transfers from your mobile device and 24/7 access to ATMs anywhere in the country are just a few of the amenities that big banks offer to their customers. We live in a fast-paced society where most…