Colorado Supreme Court approves Colorado GMO labeling initiative

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Foods in Colorado could get new labeling next year, now that the Colorado Supreme Court has approved the wording of Right To Know Colorado, an initiative to label genetically modified foods --commonly called GMOs -- on food packaging. Now supporters just need to collect enough signatures to get it on the ballot -- and then convince Colorado voters to approve the measure.

See also:Photos: Monsanto protest at Colorado State Capitol

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Sustainable seafood at Jax Fish House & Oyster -- with recipes!

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is definitely in the swim when it comes to sustainability. The restaurant recently announced its partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a program that encourages consumers, restaurants and distributors to make friendly choices for healthy oceans.

See also: Jax Fish House named one of the best seafood restaurants in the country

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On a paleo diet? Caveman Cafeteria now delivers via FedEx

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Caveman Cafeteria might have put the brakes on its food truck, but the paleo-centric company started by Army vet/standup comedian Will White is still on the move. Caveman Cafeteria, now under the motto "Where the Hunters Gather," is now delivering -- nationally.

See also: Cavemen didn't have trucks, but that's not stopping the Caveman Cafeteria

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Holiday read: Eat Ink reveals the "rebel art" of tatted chefs, including several in Colorado

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Lori Midson

My Christmas wish list, not surprisingly, lends itself to all things culinary -- including cookbooks, of which I already have hundreds. But there were a few cookbooks that I treated myself to early: Pok Pok, by Andy Ricker, which is one of the most detailed (some might say daunting) explorations of Thai cooking that I've ever seen; and Eat Ink, a recipe-intensive cookbook that doubles as an homage to what author Birk O'Halloran and local photographer Daniel Luke Holton describe as "rebel art."

See also: Food Ink: Tattoos of Denver Restaurant Employees


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First Descents launches Out Living It blend with Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Company

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In a coffee-crazed city like Denver, we've grown accustomed to new roasters cropping up and local companies introducing every brewing method imaginable. And now you can not only enjoy good coffee, but support a good cause at the same time: Out Living It is a coffee blend that resulted from a partnership between Denver nonprofit First Descents and Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Company.

See also: Six best coffee stops on Larimer Street


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Steak 'n Shake returns to metro Denver as two locations reopen

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Nate Hemmert
They're back! After being shut down after the franchisees got in a legal feud with the Indiana-based parent company, the Steak 'n Shakes of Centennial and Sheridan are back slinging burgers. Both stores reopened yesterday, and this time they're being run by the corporation.

See also: Steak 'n Shake will reopen two Colorado stores Monday -- win free Steak 'n Shake for a year


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Rekha Ohal's Turkey Dinner Project spreads good juju...and good food

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Thanksgiving is just a week away...and musician Rekha Ohal has come up with an easy way to share your thanks. A transplant to Denver from the East Coast, Ohal is a singer and piano player who likes to entertain; she also loves the idea of people getting together over a good meal. She came from a large family where potluck style dinners were quite common. And in 2006, she got the idea to form the Turkey Dinner Project, to "spread good juju throughout the world," she says.

See also: Ten unexpected places to throw your 2013 holiday party

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Denver could be going to the dogs (on patios, at least)

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Nate Hemmert
Are dogs at bars a guaranteed chick magnet -- or an annoyance? According to one reader, "People take their dogs into bars all the time in Denver. I see it everywhere and it's usually weird, single dudes trying to pick up girls, and it almost always works." Pop culture might agree, too: Just look at the recent Miller Light ads featuring Ken Jeong and a cute snorting piglet.

See also: Watering Bowl, "your best friend's bar," could finally open this week

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Animal-rights group: Are cats and dogs any different from cows and chickens?

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Alex Brown
The national animal rights group Mercy For Animals gathered, along with local volunteers, in Larimer Square at around noon today to urge the lunchtime crowd to consider living a vegetarian lifestyle.

It was hard to miss the group, which was joined by a giant inflatable puppy who lay in a bun adorned with lettuce, cheese, ketchup and mustard. Passersby were in awe.

See also:Mercy For Animals wants to know why you eat some animals, but not puppies?

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science on the hunt for a sixth taste sense

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All photos courtesy of Genetics of Taste website
Do you see dead people? Well, too bad. That's not the sixth sense that the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is looking for. The museum's Genetics of Taste Lab has partnered with Purdue University on a new community study to identify a sixth taste in the human spectrum: sweet, sour, salty, savory, bitter...and soon-to-be something else.

See also: Sneak peak of Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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