Food-Safety Initiative Might Keep Parasites Out of Your Salad

Usually if you're buying a berry smoothie or grabbing a salad to go, you don't stop and ask where the produce was grown, or what kind of safety measures are in place at the farm. But it seems like more and more outbreaks — from tainted spinach to parasite-infested bagged salad — are hitting states across the nation. » 8/19/13 2:05pm 8/19/13 2:05pm

‘Weed Dating’ Is the Biggest Conceptual Letdown You May Ever Read About

The phrase "weed dating" probably strikes a particular chord in your lexicon — the chord that wants to get stoned and go to a fondue restaurant with a particularly good conversationalist. Or go sit in your local aquarium's IMAX theater and watch the latest iteration of a 45-minute movie about the bottom of the ocean.… » 7/15/12 11:55pm 7/15/12 11:55pm

Colombian Company Uses Butterflies To Change Women's Lives


A valley in Palmira, Colombia, which was once war-torn and filled with little economic opportunity has been transformed by two women, Patricia Restrepo and her daughter Vanessa. Ten years ago, the women started a butterfly export business called Alas de Colombia after they noticed that there was a growing demand for… » 11/27/11 3:50pm 11/27/11 3:50pm

Humane Society Prez Says A Vote For Obama Is A Vote For Animals

More precisely, Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle says Sarah Palin has a "very hostile record toward animal protection." But Pacelle has other fish to not fry this election day: the Humane Society is backing Prop. 2 » 11/04/08 1:40pm 11/04/08 1:40pm, a California measure that would insure the humane treatment of farm animals. Pacelle's Ken-doll…

Women Are The Economic Backbone Of The New Rwanda

Those Rwandan women who are employed making "peace baskets" for Macy's — a job that helps them to repair the fissures of the ethnic civil war that saw the deaths of some 800,000 people fourteen years ago? They are part of a wave of women helping to lift Rwanda out of the poverty caused by the Hutu/Tutsi conflict. Not… » 5/16/08 9:30am 5/16/08 9:30am