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Roundup: Beyond tainted tomatoes and floods

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Food in the news, local food, Roundup

Finally, here’s a roundup of some food news in the area, aside from the daily reports of tomato-borne salmonella and rising food cost forecasts due to the Iowa floods.

Going against the grain. Gordon D. Fiedler Jr. over in Salina snags a bushel of wheat in this funny-serious take on eating locally. (Salina Journal)

Pizza cone in Kansas. Yes, just up the road in Overland Park, the odd (to my mind) conical take on pizza, makes its U.S. debut. Yes, I’m slow to find out. (Slice)

KCK saved from cow tonsils. Well, cow tonsils from a little processor in Missouri, anyway. Too bad the inspectors aren’t as good at the big plants as they are with the little guys. (Cattle Network)

Why not multicrop? Salina’s Fiedler did it last week, too, with the observation that lots of things grow in Kansas but not on the farm. (Salina Journal)

Kansas eager for lab. If anybody in Kansas is worried about farm and ranch pathogens being brought here on purpose, they aren’t very noisy about it. (KC Star)

Food safety, or not. K-State’s Doug Powell has been getting a lot of press with the tomato salmonella issue and other food safety questions. (Barfblog)

Food safety, or not 2. Not exactly a local news item, although it does refer to one Kansan’s efforts, Paul Krugman explains why food safety has been neglected. (NY Times)

Food bank hungry. The Harvesters in KC has fewer donations, more demand and higher fuel costs. (KMBC-TV)

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