food http://kuow.org en Why Don't We Eat Our Own Fish? http://kuow.org/post/why-dont-we-eat-our-own-fish <strong>Paul Greenberg</strong>&#8216;s new book &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/American-Catch-Fight-Local-Seafood/dp/1594204489/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood</a>,&#8221; explains how lopsided the U.S. fishing market really is.<p>Most of the fish Americans eat is imported &#8212; about 90 percent. At the same time, the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:49:48 +0000 editor 38903 at http://kuow.org Why Don't We Eat Our Own Fish? Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative http://kuow.org/post/oregonians-will-vote-gmo-labeling-initiative <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_kaushik_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An initiative that will give Oregonians the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients <a href="http://egov.sos.state.or.us/elec/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20140044..ASCYYY">qualified for the November ballot</a> Wednesday.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:38 +0000 Chris Lehman 38865 at http://kuow.org Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating http://kuow.org/post/epic-2200-mile-tour-de-france-also-test-epic-eating The famously grueling cycling race involves about 2,200 miles of furious pedaling, huge mountain climbs and downhill sprints at 50-plus miles per hour. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:16:00 +0000 editor 38798 at http://kuow.org The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question http://kuow.org/post/glass-or-no-glass-grill-lid-question We love cooking on our grills, especially in the summertime. Keeping the house cool and avoiding the dish pile up are two major draws – not to mention the flavor of food cooked over fire.<p>When we saw a glass-topped grill, shining like Cinderella's slipper in a YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0il1bFM0vc">video</a> posted by commercial glass maker SCHOTT, we were intrigued. But, we wondered, how the heck do you clean it?<p>First, let's back up. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:26:29 +0000 April Fulton 38754 at http://kuow.org Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients http://kuow.org/post/some-food-companies-are-quietly-dumping-gmo-ingredients A tour of the Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury, Vt., includes a stop at the "Flavor Graveyard," where ice cream combinations that didn't make the cut are put to rest under the shade of big trees.<p>One recently deceased flavor has yet to be memorialized there: Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, one of the company's best-sellers. Ben & Jerry's CEO <a href="http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/how-were-structured#4timeline">Jostein Solheim </a>says the company had to remove the key ingredient, Heath bars made by Hershey, and rework the flavor. Its replacement is called Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:37:56 +0000 editor 38710 at http://kuow.org Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet http://kuow.org/post/these-vegans-masculinity-means-protecting-planet Real men eat meat. They kill it and then they grill it.<p>That's the stereotype, or cliche, that's about as old as time.<p>At a recent barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y., a half-dozen guys who resist that particular cultural stereotype gathered together. Many of them are muscled semi-professional athletes, including triathlete Dominic Thompson, competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese and mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward.<p>They're also all vegans and eschew all animal products. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:38 +0000 Neda Ulaby 38664 at http://kuow.org For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet Gourmet Marijuana Goodies Just Out Of Reach In Washington http://kuow.org/post/gourmet-marijuana-goodies-just-out-reach-washington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State-licensed marijuana retail stores are just opening their doors in Washington and state regulators are still deciding what customers will find inside. Last month the Washington State Liquor Control Board told processors they will allow sweets, but not if they’re presented in a way that’s deemed "especially appealing to children.</span>" Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:21:24 +0000 Amy Radil 38547 at http://kuow.org Gourmet Marijuana Goodies Just Out Of Reach In Washington To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://kuow.org/post/save-these-pigs-ky-farmer-says-we-have-eat-them Robertson County has the smallest population of any county in the state of Kentucky, and it's the only one, word has it, without a stoplight.<p>So it's an unlikely place to find a campaign to keep the food system more genetically diverse. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman 38618 at http://kuow.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food http://kuow.org/post/soylent-diyers-sell-their-own-versions-powdered-food When Rob Rhinehart first created <a href="http://soylent.me" target="_blank">Soylent</a> –– a powdered, synthetic food product made of <a href="http://www.soylent.me/#nutrition">industrial nutrients and oils </a>–– he was a San Francisco techie trying to sustain himself cheaply without the inconveniences of grocery shopping, cooking or even eating.<p>His initial blog posts attracted the attention of Hacker News and members of the "lifehacking" community, who rallied around his DIY approach to concocting a nutritious food powder to live on. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:51 +0000 editor 38510 at http://kuow.org Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates http://kuow.org/post/us-customs-seize-giant-african-snails-bound-dinner-plates Oh no! Snails are getting a bad name in the U.S.<p>I'm not talking about the delicate garlic-and-butter <em>escargots</em> that the French favor and savor.<p>It's giant African land snails, also known as <em>Archachatina marginata,</em> banana rasp snails or a number of other names they go by.<p>I hadn't realized the snails could be such a pest. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:31:03 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38343 at http://kuow.org U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed http://kuow.org/post/craft-beer-reaches-new-depths-mainers-brew-batch-seaweed More craft breweries are using exotic ingredients in their creations these days. There are ales made with all kinds of fruit, beers infused with coriander and other spices, stouts brewed with oysters — even beer made from yeast scraped off 35 million-year-old <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/15/331723450/captain-ahabs-revenge-brewing-beer-from-an-ancient-whale-bone">whale bones</a>. But what about a beer made with seaweed?<p>At <a href="http://www.marshallwharf.com/">Marshall Wharf Brewing Co</a>. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Jay Field 38318 at http://kuow.org Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow http://kuow.org/post/if-exercise-work-mindless-snacking-may-follow If we hit the gym, don't we deserve a little extra something, maybe something sinfully sweet? The idea that sacrifice begets reward is embedded in our collective thinking.<p>But a fascinating new study from the folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows how this thinking might backfire. Thinking of exercise as work can lure us into mindlessly devouring calorie bombs, such as a big helping of pudding or extra handfuls of M&M's. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 38074 at http://kuow.org If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge http://kuow.org/post/play-your-food-kandinsky-inspired-fine-art-food-challenge We love to have fun with food, and as you may recall, we recently told you about a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/06/25/325189711/kandinsky-on-a-plate-art-inspired-salad-just-tastes-better">scientific experiment</a> showing that people who ate a salad arranged like a Kandinsky painting said it tasted better and was worth more money than a typical pile of greens.<p>The experiment inspired us to challenge you to tweet pictures of your food as fine art. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:44:44 +0000 April Fulton and Meredith Rizzo 37961 at http://kuow.org Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge Washingtonians Could Safely Eat More Fish Under New Water Pollution Rules http://kuow.org/post/washingtonians-could-safely-eat-more-fish-under-new-water-pollution-rules Washington's pollution standards would be made much tougher -- making water clean enough that people can safely eat a daily serving of locally caught fish and shellfish -- under a plan laid out by Gov. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:34:48 +0000 David Steves 37958 at http://kuow.org Washingtonians Could Safely Eat More Fish Under New Water Pollution Rules 'American Catch': How Fish Go From Sea To Table http://kuow.org/post/american-catch-how-fish-go-sea-table <p>David Hyde talks to author Paul Greenberg about his book about fish production called "American Catch." Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:09:44 +0000 David Hyde 37912 at http://kuow.org