Despite appearances, I haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth. Here are some Kansas food items to get me back on the blog program.
Defense and counter-defense. Kansas Bioscience Authority president Tom Thornton explains the authority’s support for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) in Kansas. (Cattle Network). Meanwhile, a group called No NBAF in Kansas has started a website, http://nonbaf.wordpress.com/.
Kansas food tax. Yep, we pay sales tax on food here in Kansas, unlike residents of many other states. A libertarian state Senate candidate would like to change that. (Lawrence Journal-World)
Kansas sesame. K-State researchers are looking at sesame seeds as a potential crop for the state’s drier regions. (K-State News)
Local bounty. Lawrence local-food experimenter recounts celebratory dinner. (Lawrence J-W)
Fruit of the vine. Eudora vineyard owners learn winemaking and patience. (Lawrence J-W).
Feeding the researchers. Agribiz giant Cargill donates $120,000 to Kansas State University to pay for three graduate assistants to study meat science, muscle development and food safety. (Wichita Business Journal)