For more than a year now, we've been confused about quinoa. The crop came onto the public's radar only six years ago, blasting quickly from anonymity into a ubiquitous grocery staple, hailed by health fiends as the "Andean superfood." The hype is deserved when we look at quinoa's benefits -- includi ... More >>
We're all sad that San Francisco has lost Jesse Hirsch, former Examiner restaurant critic and SF Weekly writer, to upstate New York and his new gig as a Modern Farmer staff writer, but we are excited to see what he digs up out East. Such as his most recent article, a primer on GMO labeling efforts ... More >>
Today, a California Congressman introduced legislation that would finally give pot clubs the smoke break they deserve. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) rolled out a new bill that would modify the federal Controlled Substances Act so anyone complying with state marijuana laws, (i.e. pot clubs ... More >>
GMO transparency has become a hot-button issue in the country for the past few years, and even though California's Prop. 37 was defeated last November, a few other states are moving toward legislation requiring labels on any genetically modified foods sold in supermarkets. Today Whole Foods Market t ... More >>
Over the holidays, the U.S. Food and Drink Administration took one step closer to approving genetically engineered salmon for public sale. The agency released a report saying that the fish wasn't likely to pose a threat to the environment or to the people who eat it. These GE salmon, called AquAdvan ... 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 >>
Vance CardellThe best band money can buy ...Those who used to "attend" U.C. Berkeley football games by decamping on aptly named Tightwad Hill could delude themselves into believing there were bigger reasons for eschewing stadium seating than free entry, your own booze, and your own ... other stuf ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • The Onion has this amazing video up of what the FDA could be like if they were honest. You just buy a bag of fucking carrots and you eat them the way you'd normally eat a package of hot dogs, okay? Watch: • ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanWooly Pig Cafe's logo. SFoodie just noticed this logo appearing on the papered-over windows of what used to be the Hugo Street Cafe in the Inner Sunset. Phone calls to the city revealed only that the owners are operating under the name "Sour Kao"; in addition, the cafe is not con ... More >>
Washington State just did what San Francisco tried so hard to do but ultimately failed at: It gave the metaphorical finger to Secure Communities, the controversial fingerprinting program that identifies illegal immigrants picked up by local police.Washington became the first state in the country ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing it nabbed two alleged sex offenders at San Francisco Airport after the American citizens' separate flights from the Philippines touched down. The first man was arrested last Monday on a warrant out of Washington State. The second man was book ... More >>
KPIXOne of the unfortunate animals in question...If you know who decapitated three goats and left the bodies in full view near San Jose's Alum Rock Park -- and you've been sitting on the information -- perhaps $2,500 might loosen your tongue. San Rafael's In Defense of Animals is offering a rewar ... More >>
www.sierragatewaymap.comByron Williams was persona non grata at the Iron Door SaloonByron Williams, the man who allegedly triggered a massive gunfight on I-580 yesterday, shutting down the highway all day, is now facing a lifetime in prison -- if he survives. But back in his hometown of Groveland ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Adam Hood loves youWhat is the best way to kick off San Francisco Pride Weekend? By listening to an ex-gay, ex-San Franciscan who wears an ascot and just loves him some pussy! Adam Hood doesn't want the gays to bring the gangrene into heaven but he does want to bring flavor savers. Imagine hi ... More >>
In the moviesLast night the Frameline34 film festival celebrated opening night with a premiere at the Castro Theater followed by booze and wine and liquor and drinks and dancing out in the avenues. Of course, not all of the films are bad...some of them have promise. Closing night features Jame ... More >>
Meanwhile, down at the crime lab...In the latest step -- there are, presumably, 12 -- back from the Deborah "Skimming the Coke" Madden scandal at the crime lab, District Attorney Kamala Harris has created a special in-house unit. The newly formed group will review cases in which prosecu ... More >>
The fact the San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession following a traffic stop near his Washington State hometown barely raised eyebrows among local Giants faithful. Come on -- a 25-year old West Coast kid, a snowboarder, with that long hair? Dude lo ... More >>
Joe EskenaziWho is man enough to wear this jersey?Jerry Seinfeld once noted that, due to rampant player turnover, sports fans are "basically rooting for clothing." If so, that's bad news for any would-be fans of the fledgling United Football League's California Redwoods (I christen them "Tree-Hug ... More >>
Looks like freshman at Washington State University will have to crack Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma after all. Last week we reported on the controversy that had the local food politics community ready to storm the barricades: Citing cost of both the 4,000 books and an unspecified speaker's ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs for Thursday, May 21, 2009 Washington State University crossed Michael Pollan's anti-big-ag screed The Omnivore's Dilemma off its freshman required reading list, and it's not entirely clear why. The uni says it's all about money (or lack thereof), while just ... More >>
If you've ever peered through the media guides for college sports teams, there are several sources of unintended joy: Mini-bios querying the players about their favorite foods or movies (Really? Scarface, again?); upbeat recaps of 2-9 seasons, or, best of all, the list of a school's "notable alumni. ... More >>
The origins of the increasingly popular Biodynamic wine are steeped in the occult and bad science.
The local conversation between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists is getting less civil every day. And Lee Kaplan's tactics aren't helping.
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?