food http://kgou.org en Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help http://kgou.org/post/chemo-can-make-food-taste-metal-heres-help Cancer patients often lose their appetite because <a href="http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/index">chemotherapy</a> can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.<p><a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com/about-hollye-jacobs/">Hollye Jacobs</a> was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 39. As a nurse she expected the extreme nausea that often accompanies powerful chemo therapy drugs. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:54:28 +0000 Patti Neighmond 26715 at http://kgou.org Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help What It Means To "Keep It Local" http://kgou.org/post/what-it-means-keep-it-local <p></p><p>Customers have more choice than ever, with national retailers, local stores, and now internet shopping. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins examines the effects of local shopping in Norman.</p><p></p><p>The “shop local” movement has gained momentum the last few years. But beyond the hype, past the fad – does shopping local really matter?</p><p>Bryce Bandy: &nbsp;Up to three times as much of the money stays in your community when you spend it with a local and independent business, as opposed to a big box or a franchise.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Madeline Stebbins 26365 at http://kgou.org What It Means To "Keep It Local" Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy http://kgou.org/post/why-non-gmo-label-organics-frenemy It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture.<p>In fact, the <a href="http://www.nongmoproject.org/">increasingly successful</a> movement to eliminate genetically modified crops — GMOs — from food is turning out to be organic's false friend. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:50:00 +0000 Dan Charles 24246 at http://kgou.org Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover http://kgou.org/post/first-look-fdas-nutrition-label-gets-makeover Ready for a reality check about how many calories you're eating or drinking?<p>The proposed new nutrition facts panel may help.<p>The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages.<p>The most visible change is that calorie counts are bigger and bolder — to give them greater emphasis.<p>In addition, serving sizes start to reflect the way most of us really eat. Take, for example, ice cream. The current serving size is a half-cup. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:36:53 +0000 editor 24120 at http://kgou.org First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover Meet The Cronut's Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit! http://kgou.org/post/meet-cronuts-humble-offspring-doughscuit I first met the doughscuit at last weekend's <a href="http://donutfest.com/faq/">Donut Fest</a> in Chicago, where 15 doughnut-makers get together to try to kill you, for charity. They serve 1/4 portions of doughnuts, but still, after a few tables you feel yourself slowing down and thinking there's no way you'll make it through.<p>Everything starts to taste the same. Your mustache, if you have a mustache, is glazed. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:38:00 +0000 editor 22215 at http://kgou.org Meet The Cronut's Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit! Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With A Lot Of Chocolate And Live Music http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-lot-chocolate-and-live-music <p>Late silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn once reportedly reminisced, “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” Well, February 1 at the National Center of Employee Development (NCED), Norman’s Firehouse Art Center produces the chocolate feast of a lifetime.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Alexander Hilton 22148 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With A Lot Of Chocolate And Live Music Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014 http://kgou.org/post/eating-tea-and-other-food-predictions-2014 At the beginning of every year, we read the tea leaves to see what new food trends we'll be tasting in the coming months. This year, the tea itself is the trend.<p>Tea leaves will be big in entrees, desserts and, of course, cocktails. Starbucks has opened its first tea shop.<p>We won't be just drinking tea; Artisan distilling keeps on growing. This could be the year of gin, made with local botanicals as well as the traditional juniper berry.<p>New — but still ancient — grains will join the now-common spelt and quinoa. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:18:21 +0000 Bonny Wolf 20511 at http://kgou.org Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014 How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution http://kgou.org/post/how-mass-produced-meat-turned-phosphorus-pollution It's a quandary of food production: The same drive for efficiency that lowers the cost of eating also can damage our soil and water.<p>Take the case of one simple, essential chemical element: phosphorus.<p>Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers always needed more of it. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:37:55 +0000 Dan Charles 20315 at http://kgou.org How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker's Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family http://kgou.org/post/amid-fields-plenty-farmworkers-struggle-feed-their-families <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZTxYVdMfLs</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:53:16 +0000 Sasha Khokha 19428 at http://kgou.org Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker's Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family Robots Could Help Farmers Rein In Fertilizer Pollution http://kgou.org/post/robots-could-help-farmers-rein-fertilizer-pollution Lately, robots have been taking over all kinds of jobs that humans used to do on the farm — from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/06/25/195603026/robot-rosie-won-t-serve-your-food-but-she-ll-pick-it">thinning lettuce</a> to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/30/180053057/why-an-immigration-deal-wont-solve-the-farmworker-shortage">harvesting </a><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/30/180053057/why-an-immigration-deal-wont-solve-the-farmworker-shortage">spinach</a>.<p>Three brothers in Minnesota are betting that robots could compete with machines on the Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:59:00 +0000 Thomas Andrew Gustafson 18958 at http://kgou.org Robots Could Help Farmers Rein In Fertilizer Pollution