Sidsel Overgaard

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Can Oregano Fight Cow Belches — And Climate Change?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gassy cows account for a good deal of the methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — generated by livestock farming. Danish researchers think feeding cows oregano might help rein in the bovine burps.


In Denmark, Dancing Organic Dairy Cows Signal Start Of Summer

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's the time of year when Denmark's organic dairy cows come dancing out of their barns and into the fields of spring while thousands of Danes cheer them on. This year, the farmers may be dancing too as organic milk proves to be the one bright spot in an otherwise dismal global dairy market.


Love Your Sourdough Starter? In Stockholm, You Can Hire A Sitter For It

Monday, March 28, 2016

A batch of starter can live indefinitely, but it also requires a certain amount of care and feeding. Apparently, that can pose a problem for Swedes and their five weeks of annual vacation.


Denmark's New Grocer Is Selling Expired Food, And It's A Hit

Monday, February 29, 2016

Denmark is once again distinguishing itself in the race against food waste — this time, with a supermarket hawking items once destined for the trash bin.

Those items might include treats for a holiday that happened last week, a ripped box of cornflakes, plain white rice mislabeled as basmati, or ...


Danes Say Zoo Dissections Fit With Country's 'Very Honest' Parenting

Friday, January 22, 2016

Last weekend at an event in Denmark called "Animals Inside Out," a college biology student publicly dissected a lion. Attendees — including young children — were given a close-up, gory view.


Migrants Enter Denmark, Determined To Reach Sweden

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Denmark has been trying to dissuade refugees from crossing its borders. But an estimated 3,000 have entered the country since Sunday, and some Danes are helping them make their way to Sweden.


Denmark Targets Consumer Behavior In Campaign To Reduce Food Waste

Monday, September 07, 2015

In the last few years, Denmark has become the world champion in reducing the amount of food that lands in the garbage.


Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

At a festival on the Danish island of Fyn, Claus Holm, a fast-talking Danish celebrity chef, is sniffing and mixing into a pot of stew an ingredient he calls "totally forbidden." It's cream, and it expires today.

Danes' increasing willingness to buy and consume items like just-expired dairy products has ...


When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

"They're running a little late," chides an elderly gentleman, tapping his watch at 12:02 p.m. He's come to this farm near the Danish city of Ikast, along with about 1,500 others, to celebrate what has become something of a national holiday in Denmark. It's the Sunday in mid-April when thousands ...


Congenial Arctic Council Displeased By Russia's Move Into Crimea

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The situation in Ukraine has lead to speculation about how and whether the conflict might trickle into other parts of Eastern Europe. What could global tensions mean for diplomacy in the far North?


Artists Bring Back The Human Zoo To Teach A Lesson In History

Sunday, May 04, 2014

In 1914, 80 African men, women and children were brought to Oslo for the sole purpose of being gazed upon in a thatched hut "village" for five months.

When artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner first heard mentions of Norway's historic "human zoo" they were surprised, sure. But what ...


Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.


Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.


Denmark-Based Lego Releases 2013 Results

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sales increased by 11 percent. The announcement does not include revenue tied to the chart-topping movie. The Lego Movie was released this month.


Oslo May Be Mad For Winter Games — But Not So Much For Hosting Them

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Norway's in love with winter sports, so you might think Oslo is thrilled to be among the contenders to host the 2022 Olympics. But as Sidsel Overgaard reports, not everyone's enthusiastic about it.


New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This story begins with a lemon. It appeared not long ago on a houseboat-cum-food lab docked outside Scandinavia's temple of local food, the restaurant noma, in Copenhagen.

"Isn't that, like, the forbidden fruit?," I ask. "Are you allowed to have a lemon here?"

"I don't know why that's sitting there," ...


When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?

And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.

But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved kanelsnegle — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent ...


On The Edge of Ground Zero

Friday, May 17, 2002

New Yorkers who live and work around the site of the former World Trade Center have developed close relationships with the 16-acre plot of land, which is nearing a critical turning point. WNYC's Sidsel Overgaard recently spent time talking with people on the edges of ...