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 >>
It's been a marquee week for boner pills. First, a University of Florida professor and colleagues published a study showing that Cialis, the blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug, can help treat Becker muscular dystrophy, a rare and debilitating disease that often cripples people by age 30 and for w ... More >>
Lakeland-based Publix supermarkets has issued a voluntary recall for 11oz packets of frozenshrimp tempura. Actually, the shrimp is OK. It's the dipping sauce packets, which that contain soy but aren't labeled as such, that sparked the recall.
No illnesses have been reported, according to a Publix p ... More >>
A Jacksonville man was indicted on federal charges after he purchased a dozen enemas from a CVS store, used them, put them back into their boxes, resealed them, and brought them back to the store.
So. Many. Questions.
Oh, but that's not all.
Several of the used enemas were then resold to unsuspec ... More >>
Kellogg's has issued a massive recall of multiple lots of their popular Mini-Wheats cereals due to the possibility of metal shards in the product due to a malfunctioning machine at the plant. According to the Wall Street Journal, the cereal giant issued the following statement: "According to Dr ... More >>
See also "Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Glow Red and Self-Destruct; Can They Keep Away Disease?" and "Petition Against GM Mosquitoes in Key West Has Nearly 100,000 Signatures" Opposition to the potential release of Oxitec's genetically modified mosquitoes in Key West caught a h ... More >>
See also "DEA Storms Synthetic Pot Distribution Sites Across Florida" and "Synthetic Marijuana Ban Seems Like a Good Idea, Probably Won't Do Much"The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday launched a massive nationwide campaign aimed at distributors of herbal incense, or synthetic pot. All sai ... More >>
The latest battle over genetically modified organisms is brewing in Key West. On one side, a British biotechnology firm called Oxitec and a mild-mannered Midwesterner by the name of Michael Doyle, who heads mosquito control operations in the Keys. Together, they want to release millio ... More >>
Florida lawmakers tackled lots of pressing issues this past legislative sessions. They debated whether the barking tree frog should be the Sunshine State's official amphibian. They clashed over making it a crime to pick up pecans that have fallen from privately owned trees. The e ... More >>
Watchdog group Oceana is in the process of investigating the prevalence of fish fraud in Florida. This region is the third location the group is investigating for its study, "The Bait and Switch: How Seafood Fraud Hurts Our Oceans, Our Wallets and Our Health." "Oceana chose Florida because ... More >>
Perry Sak: Which club will he choose?Last week, we heard from Pete O'Neil, the newcomer to Fort Lauderdale who decided to speak out about the FDA's antiquated ban on blood donations by homosexual men. That's not the only issue he's going to battle for -- it appears he's taking to the bullhorn in ... More >>
He coached the Miami Hurricanes. He coached the Miami Dolphins. Now Jimmy Johnson is coaching men to buy ExtenZe, a "male enhancement tablet" that promises to "really make a difference."In television commercials, the company is very sly, never making specific claims about what "difference" the prod ... More >>
Snyder's home flu repellent: Vitamin DHistorians will look back some day on the autumn of
2009 as a period of mass hysteria over a relatively innocuous strain of flu
called H1N1, which so far has killed 1,000 Americans (normal seasonal flu
averages 36,000 U.S. deaths per year, according to the CD ... More >>