Conceal Carry & Seaweed Treat

Conceal Carry & Seaweed Treat

Conceal Carry & Seaweed Treat. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Many people carry concealed weapon permits. There are usually safety classes to take, background checks and fingerprinting involved. Now Idaho maybe about to bust that model wide open. Governor Butch Otter has signed a bill into law that would allow Idaho residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit inside city limits. The new law goes into effect on July 1 and there are a great deal of questions. Idaho is the eighth state to allow permit-less carry in cities.

Eating seaweed is nothing new. Asian cuisine has included it for centuries but the popularity of seaweed may be just about to explode after the discovery of a variety of seaweed that tastes like...wait for it...bacon! A scientist at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center, has cultivated and patented a naturally occurring, mutated strain of seaweed commonly called dulse. Chuck Toombs, a faculty member in OSU's College of Business figured there's a market for bacon flavored seaweed.

TOOMS: We think the future for this particular kind of seaweed is astounding I think. We're going to be the first ones in the country that, we want to farm this and we want to put people into business that can farm this and we can provide a solid market for them and it could be a win-win for everybody.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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