Obviously, people are pretty pissed about the lack of labeling on Genetically Modified Foods--a.k.a GMOs or GE foods.
Since California's Proposition 37 failed last fall, anti-GMO groups across the country have rallied together to get labeling initiative put on state legislative agendas.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's counter-terror tattletale program C-PAT (Community Partners Against Terrorism) first drew widespread attention in late April, with news of a $1 million grant of state money for "Prevention Intervention" units to act preemptively on tips gathered from the prog ... More >>
When Palm Beach County two years ago awarded a subsidiary of Kellogg Brown & Root a share of a $668 million contract to build a new waste treatment facility, the company's anti-union ways were no secret. But KBR's was the cheapest of three competing proposals, so commissioners gave the firm the ... More >>
The Portland Tribune recently wrote about a program in Portland public schools called "courageous conversations", where educators attend training sessions and meetings designed to understand their own 'white privilege' so that they can "change their teaching practices to boost minority students' per ... More >>
Read also: Is Trader Joe's Coming to Palm Beach Gardens?Last week we shared a rumor that had south Florida salivating over the thought of buying tomato-free corn salsa, frozen kale, and cheap wine from salespeople clad in tiki shirts.We're referring, of course, to yet another rumor that Trader Joe's ... More >>
It is true that America is home to the Luther Burger. It is true that America invented greasy fast food, and continues to love its Burgerdonalds and McKings with heart-stirring (and -stopping) patriotic ardor. It is true that our prolonged prosperity in the 20th century, our early adoption of ref ... More >>
The talented members of Toubab Krewe play not only traditional rock instruments but also traditional African ones. These include noisemakers you've probably never seen in your life: the soku, kamelengoni, and kora. The band is composed of white dudes who marry West African sounds with Americ ... More >>
Photo by Christina MendenhallClick here for a slide show of photos from Beerfest. Forget the drunk fest that the New Times Beerfest used to be, with the longest lines at the light beers that have a faint flavor of something brewed. This year, the crowds seemed to seek out the craft beers, with th ... More >>
Travel ChannelGirls, girls..there's no reason to lose your heads over Anthony Bourdain. He's married.No Reservations has had Anthony Bourdain travel to some interesting places like Cuba, Ghana, Liberia and Cambodia. Imagine our surprise when last evening Tony was seen driving a vintage Thunderbir ... More >>
collegebasketballtalk.comSanta's toy bag for the Vancouver cops.Vancouver cops apparently thought it was a bit suspicious when they pulled over a guy with a bag full of mail. They were apparently right, after they discovered that the Fort Lauderdale resident was allegedly running an international ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.No. 38: Crab-Avocado Strato From Cielo
The Consumerist via FlickrWe're solidly into the new year, so perhaps you've already tossed aside those overreaching resolutions that were made after a month (months?) of booze-fueled dessert debauchery and nights on the town charged to a credit card with a billion percent interest rate.
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Photo courtesy of MWI Corp.David Eller (seated) is a major GOP donor.David Eller, former Jeb Bush business partner and longtime GOP donor, rarely has trouble snagging government work for his family's Deerfield Beach manufacturing company, Moving Water Industries (MWI).But the $7 million federal s ... More >>
Flickr user: The U.S. ArmySoldiers in Iraq know KBR's sordid history.A front-page story in today's Palm Beach Post blasts the Houston-based engineering and construction firm Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) for not hiring enough local workers on its $200 million solid waste project in western Palm ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:A nonprofit environmental firm says that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf is similar to the one that occurred over 30 years ago in Mexico's Bay of Cempeche. Those experts have faith that advances in technology will make it ... More >>
This week's New Times feature details my foray into the world of scambaiting -- the practice of turning the tables on email scammers by playing along as a gullible victim -- with advice from a worldwide scambaiting site called 419Eater whose main administrator lives in Broward County.In Nigeria, the ... More >>
The folks who bring you museums of the random, odd, eccentric, and generally unbelievable, also have a book. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing! (You know it's good if it has two exclamation points in the title.)
And the latest edition of th ... More >>