Monster Beverage Corp.'s energy drinks have been cited in the deaths of five people -- including a 14-year-old girl -- in the last year, according to incident reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration. The reports said the victims consumed Monster drinks prior to their deaths, Shelly B ... More >>
America's for-profit colleges use students in their greedy quest for federal bucks -- then leave them holding the debt.
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on Lazy Larry (nee Lazy Cakes), a special brownie marketed as a way to reduce stress and facilitate relaxation. (Lazy Larry bears a startling resemblance to "South Park"'s Towelie, but that's another legal issue.) "Relaxing. It's what we're ... More >>
Flickr/graymalkna farm in Northern California Updated: Yesterday evening the Senate passed the Food Safety Bill, otherwise known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, or S.510. The bill passed on a 73-25 vote. It now goes to the House, which is widely expected to pass it, and then to Pre ... More >>
When the White House released a list of 15 Congress members and Senators who had been invited to watch the Super Bowl with President Obama, Californians quickly noticed the invitations did not extend west of the Colorado River. No Antonio Villaraigosa, no Xavier Becerra -- not even Arnold. In fact ... More >>
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