Food & Food Culture http://www.kunc.org en Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://www.kunc.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage, with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on The Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch" and "artisanal" are, well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59194 at http://www.kunc.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://www.kunc.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 59193 at http://www.kunc.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price http://www.kunc.org/post/farming-bluefin-tuna-tiger-ocean-not-without-price In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks.<p>They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists in this laboratory are trying to grasp what they call the holy grail of aquaculture: raising this powerful fish, so prized by sushi lovers, entirely in captivity. But the effort is fraught with challenges.<p>When I visited, I couldn't see the larvae at first. They look incredibly fragile and helpless, just drifting in the tanks' water currents. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:26:04 +0000 Daniel Charles 59176 at http://www.kunc.org Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp http://www.kunc.org/post/want-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-choose-mackerel-over-shrimp Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">omega-3s</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111509588">vitamin D</a> and low on the food chain.<p>Those shining attributes have earned them plenty of nods from doctors and environmentalists alike, as we've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">reported</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:13:00 +0000 April Fulton 59163 at http://www.kunc.org Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers http://www.kunc.org/post/widely-used-insecticides-are-leaching-midwest-rivers A class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used on a lot of big corn and soybean fields, has been getting a pretty bad rap lately.<p>Researchers have implicated these chemicals, which are similar to nicotine, as a contributor to the alarming decline of bee colonies. That led the European Union to place a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/29/179868454/europe-bans-pesticides-in-move-to-protect-honey-bees">moratorium</a> on their use, and environmentalists want the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 59156 at http://www.kunc.org Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers