Proposition 37, the California initiative to label genetically modified food, was defeated last night with a 53% majority vote against the proposed labeling law.
But just because this battle was lost, those behind the Yes on 37 campaign say the war is far from over. The group is focusing on the 4.3 ... More >>
"Follow liberally," exhorts Liz Heron. "You never know who will lead you to discover something unique or important." This is one of "The Rules of Social Media" that Fast Company thinks we all should adhere to.
Heron, who runs social media for the Wall Street Journal, doesn't mean "liberally" in a p ... More >>
Pink slime -- aka "lean finely textured beef," meat salvaged off the carcass through a process of heat, centrifuging, and ammonia-gassing -- is the bugaboo of the day, as impossible to avoid in the media as it apparently is in hamburgers. It's a story that hits most of the sustainable food moveme ... More >>
If you go to farmers' markets in the East Bay, you may have seen them: A group of activists from Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter handing out flyers raising concerns about Oakland's new Urban Agriculture Policy. "The last thing I want my daughter to see or hear are the sounds of an an ... More >>
Plenty of people are unhappy all around about what happened in downtown Oakland Saturday evening -- journalists included. Hundreds of police in riot gear descended on a planned Occupy Oakland rally over the weekend, which escalated into another violent scene where more than 400 people were arrest ... More >>
_PaulS_/Flickr Mother Jones magazine's great food correspondant, Tom Philpott, wrote a barnstormer of an article this past week titled "Foodies, Get Thee to Occupy Wall Street." Food is no side issue, Philpott argues, to the nationwide protests voicing outrage over the unchecked power o ... More >>
The Veterans Benefits Group, Inc. and its president are suing Mother Jones magazine over a July/August 2011edition, accusing the San Francisco-based magazine of defamation. The group claims the article falsely accuses the organization of elder financial abuse and other "shady" practices.
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TLC's Chilli is now hawking Dasani. (Side note: Chilli looks amazing.)A decade or two ago, bottled water was associated with the WASPiest of the white -- alpha-dog fitness geeks, neurotic soccer moms, people too good for what comes out of the tap. Now, according to a new Mother Jones article, bot ... More >>
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Sat., July 9
Family Pasta Making Class
Ferry Building, 2-4 p.m.
Anthony Strong of Locanda is teaming up with Charles Phan of the Slanted Door for an East/West tutorial on Italian and Asian noodle-making. Using farm-fresh eggs and wheat ground o ... More >>
San Francisco Bacon Takedown
Where: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard (at 3rd St.), 974-0905
When: Sun., July 10, noon
The rundown: We're squeamish about this bacon cooking slam, but not because we don't love bacon. In the wake of last week's publication of Mother Jones' ... More >>
This news is from last week but I was in Greece and Russia (WHAT'S UP I HAVE A PASSPORT) so I'm gonna talk about it anyway, okay? Okay! Also, I've got mad jet lag, a nasty cold, and a really bad attitude. Things could get extra real today and I apologize in advance/YOU'RE WELCOME.
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Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The Evil Side of Spam. Locavore distaste aside, Spam's popularity doesn't seem to have waned over the years. Perhaps California's huge Hawaiian community is just too good at making ... More >>