Update: Prop. 39 surged ahead as precincts began reporting from around California. See next page for more.
Early returns show California voters almost evenly split on Proposition 39, which the fiar-minded, non-partisan California Legislative Analyst's Office says could pour up to $1 billion into st ... More >>
Ten California residents have come down with food poisoning -- Campylobacter bacteria infections, to be exact -- after consuming raw milk produced by Fresno County-based Organic Pastures.
Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by the dairy have been recalled and are s ... More >>
When we hear the name "Monsanto," we often imagine a mustache-twirling villain with a velvet tongue and a heart as black as oven-burnt molasses. Perhaps it's fitting then that, in January, Natural News readers voted Monsanto -- not a man but an agribusiness giant -- the world's most evil corporati ... More >>
It was a bad year for orange fruit (papayas, cantaloupes) and leafy greens (especially romaine). Ground turkey took a big hit (36 million pounds recalled), and raw milk products were pulled from shelves. Here's a look back at 2011 in food recalls, a year of E. coli conundrums, Listeria hysteria and ... More >>
Flickr/grongarOrganic Pastures raw milk has been quarantined in California.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has upheld its recall of raw milk products, even though the dairy demanded the quarantine be lifted, saying tests show its milk is pathogen-free, according to the Asso ... More >>
Laurie AvocadoClosed Alta-Dena Drive Thru Dairy, Lincoln HeightsPeople holding signs supporting raw milk, others giving testimonials of how drinking it has benefited their health. Were these scenes from the Thursday downtown protest over the raid on Rawesome Foods?, no, they occurred in Janua ... More >>
Tambako/FlickrMore details are emerging about yesterday morning's raid on Rawesome, a members-only raw food collective whose owner was arrested and jailed for the heinous crime of peddling raw milk. Most absurd and appalling is the fact that the raid was the result of a year-long undercover o ... More >>
The evils of Monsanto and its big produce brethren are well documented (just type "the evils of" into a google search bar), but the good things that small, organic farms are doing often fly under the radar. In the spirit of righting that wrong, the art gallery Chalk Los Angeles will host Ar ... More >>
sci-arcThe mayor in October 2010, with Clean Tech architect hopefulsThroughout his campaign, his rocky term and his innumerable trips to Washington, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has sold himself as Mother Nature's closest ally.
His devotion to expanding freeway-mangled Southern Cal ... More >>
Debra BowenSince Rep. Jane Harman announced her retirement, there's been a struggle to frame the battle between the top two candidates to replace her: Democrats Janice Hahn and Debra Bowen.The standard frame would be moderate-vs.-liberal, but good luck finding a genuinely moderate position that e ... More >>
We eat hamburgers rarely. That is, we eat them cooked rare and not very often, maybe once every few months. Why so infrequently? Because commercial ground beef, recalled, it seems, nearly as often as it is not, scares us more than serial killers. We don't want to end up a sad feature in th ... More >>
Flickr/VirtualErnSome Roundup with your mayo?
Whole Foods Market conditionally threw its support behind the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent decision to deregulate genetically engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa. In an email sent to customers last week, Whole Foods professed their support ... More >>
"No on 23" campaign posterUpdate, 11:46 p.m.: With 39 percent of California precincts reporting, Prop. 23 is heading for a major loss -- 59 percent of voters oppose the ballot measure while 41 percent support it.
Opponents of Proposition 23 won a major victory tonight, shooting down the bal ... More >>
Hollywood icon Robert RedfordNow we know where Hollywood icon and longtime environmentalist Robert Redford stands on Proposition 23, the Big Oil-funded November ballot measure that seeks to suspend California's global climate change law.
Political robo calls started up yesterday featuring t ... More >>
KTLA NewsWe're glad a new generation of Southern Californians has discovered fresh ways of going green. In Orange County, a group of teens has been spotted surfing discarded Christmas trees -- tying them up to the back of a vehicle while one of the brave ones sits or stand on it as the driver ... More >>