A few news stories for this week:

Here's the Catch by Nancy Harmon Jenkins (Washington Post): A small fishing community in Maine tries the CSA

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Fish CSAs, More USDA Hijinks, and Other Food News

A few news stories for this week:

Here's the Catch by Nancy Harmon Jenkins (Washington Post): A small fishing community in Maine tries the CSA approach, which sounds ideal for replicating in the Puget Sound.

New USDA Country of Origin Labeling Loopholes by Andrew Schneider (Seattle P-I): Consumers want it. U.S. producers want it. So why does the government continue to delay -- and now gut -- country-of-origin labeling?

Top 11 Compounds in Drinking Water by Rowan Hooper (New Scientist via Serious Eats): A review of the water from 19 water utilities found that we like our water spiked with mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants, and beta-blockers.

Wine Enhancement Devices Are Put to the Test (Harold McGee, NYT): Which improves wines more effectively -- $400 Wine Wands or putting a copper penny in a glass of wine? The nation's pre-eminent food scientist finds out. I'm interested to try his cure for corked wines, which involves plastic wrap. 

Restaurants Sued for Better Access by Paul Shukovsky (P-I): There's got to be a story behind the story here -- woman sues two local restaurant chains regarding ADA compliance, but hasn't talked to the restaurants she's suing about her access problems and refuses to talk to the press.

And the cooking video of the week teaches you what to do with all that Maine fish. No need to watch the whole 10-minute video -- I just got stuck on the introduction:

 

 
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