Clearly the biggest story of the week is Justin Timberlake and his Veganville performance on SNL. Really, I should just post this and call it a day because it's all anyone is talking about. Have a look: Yeah, it's pretty good. And dang, he's cute. Sigh. But I will not end here! We will soldier on i ... More >>
A new study has just come out that shows that 67% of voters continue to support the labeling of genetically modified foods, despite the defeat of Prop. 37 in last November's election. The controversial Prop. 37, which would have required a label on any genetically modified food sold in California, w ... More >>
Happy Meatless Monday! Or for us vegans, "Monday." Because you are such good little elves, I think you deserve some yummy eggnog cupcakes! These cuties are from the Misfit Baker: See Also: - Cocoa Cinna-Buns, a Baddass Noah, and Ellen is Off the Vegan Wagon - Veggieducken, Vegan Graffiti, and is ... More >>
By now you've probably heard that a major food fight is going down on the state ballot on Tuesday. If passed, Proposition 37 would require a label on any genetically engineered foods and food products sold in California -- an unprecedented move that could end up shaping food policy on a national lev ... More >>
A San Francisco entrepreneur, turned white-collar criminal has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison after he lied to Bay Area investors, telling them that Microsoft would be acquiring his company, Ecast Inc. A federal Grand Jury indicted Mouli Cohen, aka Samuel Cohen, last August, charg ... More >>
Last year, American readers clucked their tongues when news emerged from China about outbreaks of illness traced back to Chinese farmers who doped their pigs with clenbuterol, aka "lean meat powder," to make them more muscular. Oh, those Chinese! What we didn't know is that the majority of Americ ... More >>
Congressman Ron Paul grabbed the lion's share of headlines among GOP presidential candidates last week, and not just because he is the latest improbable figure to challenge the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney.The conservative Weekly Standard ran a rehash by writer James Kirchik of an article ... More >>
kqedquestThe California Red-Legged Frog is one of our state's 16 threatened amphibian speciesLast week, the US Environmental Protection Agency called for public comment on a potential ban of Atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Atrazine has been banned in th ... More >>
PCC Farmland TrustCalifornia's food activists are on the verge of gaining a ban on the import of shark fins. And starting next July, sale of foie gras in this state will be illegal. We care about animal welfare here; we passed a law regulating the size of chickens' cages. But perhaps becaus ... More >>
Not swag? As if anything could get worse for Amy Winehouse: Yesterday, her last bastion of unmarred public image -- her website -- got hacked. There weren't any references to her drug and alcohol problems, though. Instead, what you get is a profane prank from apparent fans of Berkeley rapper ... More >>
Darts and old British stuff at The Pig and WhistleLet's face it, San Francisco: We wish we had lost the Revolutionary War. Hurray, we have the Tea Party! Wouldn't you really rather be in the EU? Then, when Oklahoma and Kansas and Alabama get together to elect President Bachmann, we could al ... More >>
Whole lotta irrigation goin' on in Napa.Irrigation is plainly a function of the modern world. Though the ancient Romans built spectacular gravity-driven aqueducts, drip irrigation for agriculture was not invented until the late 1960s in Israel, and only in the 1970s did water-bearing pipes a ... More >>
It's Oscar week! Woo! And in the spirit of these prestigious awards, we'd like to present some past soundtrack moments that also deserve to have a light shined on them for enhancing moments of true cinematic genius. We've selected only the finest -- songs of strength, purpose, guts and, above all, a ... More >>
Seriously, take Caltrain. You're allowed to drink coffee and everything. San Francisco's idea to charge motorists $6 a day to enter or exit the city's southern border has spurred what could only be labeled a congestion pricing pissing contest. Peninsula officials are huffing that they'll impose a ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.Waste not: Tristram Stuart, a young British historian, is making a career of writing erudite studies of timely food issues. His first book, The Bloodless Revolution, traced the history of vegetarianism in Europe from the 17th century on. The followup, Waste: Unc ... More >>
Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesPlotting the White House garden.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Harvest of fame: Last week Weird Vegetables' Kale Daikon ticked down five vegetal highlights of 2009. Five? Who knew? Daikon looks back at Michelle Obama's scratching around in D.C. dirt, th ... More >>
Think last night's burrito made you sick? Even the worst food poisoning from the grubbiest taqueria is nothing compared to what might happen if you chow down on these really deadly foods.8. FuguEating fugu, or Japanese pufferfish, is always a life-or-death gamble. Considered a delicacy, the rathe ... More >>
Employing language worthy of a fast-talking abogado, a release fired off Wednesday by the Mexican Tourism Board and Ministry of Tourism and sent to members of the American media by Mexican consulates notes that "No tourists currently in Mexico have been infected by the H1N1 Influenza Virus." That ma ... More >>
"Champagne" is usually a bad sign on a bottle of California sparkling wine, anyway.
Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import — and isn't it arty?
Change all those questions into declaratives, because Anticon's resident indie-rockers have a new release in the works: "The Hollows" finds the boys further realizing their own distinct brand of clever and shimmery pop with the ever crooking subsurface smile we saw solidify on their critically accl ... More >>
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UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
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