A lot of people have an intense fear of bees. Whether you were stung as a child or just traumatized from young Macaulay Culkin's death in My Girl, the buzzing little insect has picked up a bad rep.
And yet, the prolific pollinators are integral to our food supply. Without bees, most of the plants w ... More >>
Genetically engineered foods have been a concern of many for quite some time now. For years, it was more an issue for vegetarians, environmentalists, pseudo-hippies, and ethically concerned chefs than for the general population. Not anymore. The presence -- and subsequent failure -- of Proposition 3 ... More >>
The fight to label GMOs in the United States did not work out as activists had hoped in 2012. While anti-Frankenfood groups in the US are attempting to regroup from the failure of California's Proposition 37, across the pond they have managed to successfully do away with some strains--in Poland.
Se ... More >>
Bacon lovers -- which, judging from the entirety of the internet, covers roughly 95 percent of you -- were majorly bummed when earlier this month, 40,000 pounds of bacon were ruined in a highway accident in Illinois.
In light of information from Britain's National Pig Association (NPA), that homeg ... More >>
In last week's cover story, we looked at why reef-building corals are being plundered from the South Pacific and sent to the shores of Florida. But the curio trade isn't the only industry fueling the death of coral. For centuries, jewelry makers have harvested precious red a ... More >>
"Wow, that's pure, concentrated milk," said my co-worker when I offered her a sip of raw milk. Like me, she's a 2%-er, so any whole milk is going to be especially, well, milky: even when I poured cream off the top. It's delicious, though. I want to cook with it, or add it to a cup of Counter Culture ... More >>
Oktoberfest in South Florida has arrived, as evidenced in the happenings about town this month, but there is more to the weekend's events than full steins and heaving dirndl-ed bosoms. Animal lovers will have a chance to spend quality social time with their best friends (or to adopt a new pal) an ... More >>
Flickr: parhessiastesSugar Cane: Harmless plant or serious accomplice?These years have not been kind to the proverbial Floridian wallet: If Madoff didn't take your money, then Rothstein probably did, and good luck selling that 4-bedroom for more than the price of a Lego pirate ship. Now, Florida' ... More >>
Maybe there's method in the seeming madness of Adam Hasner's right-wing associations. The House majority leader from Boca Raton sparked controversy in late April when he took a break from the state budget to make public appearances with anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Based on exit polls ... More >>
Apparently even in its' final moments, the Bush administration's
penchant for pettiness has not yet been exhausted. The latest victim is
Roquefort cheese, which has had its' import duty rate tripled to 300%
by the lame duck government. According to an article in The Guardian,
the move was taken in o ... More >>
That's quite a soup-catcher.
Thank You, Howard's MustacheThe University of Florida will play in the national championship football game next month in Miami. This is big news that comes in very handy, considering this is a football-themed edition today, which, beyond this sentence, will not include t ... More >>