Think fracking will make a lot of noise at the ballot box on November 4 -- and on TV and computer screens before that? Of all the initiatives vying for a place on the ballot, Initiative #48 could be the most controversial -- and expensive, with opponents (think Monsanto) prepared to fight, and fight ... More >>
Congressman Jared Polis is among the majority of U.S. House representatives who voted in favor of defunding DEA raids on medical marijuana businesses in states where MMJ is legal. But even though that effort is currently stalled in the Senate, Polis is trying to push ahead on other cannabis-related ... More >>
This week's feature, "In Sickness and In Health," tells the story of Jen Berman, who lost her fiance, Doug Furcht, to brain cancer last year. On Saturday, June 7, she and other supporters will participate in the annual Denver Brain Tumor Walk at Sloan's Lake Park, which raises money for brain tumor ... More >>
Yesterday, we posted about a small group that defended the safety of genetically modified organisms, during this weekend's March Against Monsanto. Shortly after publication, a debate broke out between the pro-GMOs group, the Monsanto Defense Fund, and the anti-Monsanto forces. Here's an example of t ... More >>
After returning from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq ten years ago, Navy veteran Jeremy Usher experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder according to the Greeley Tribune. He subsequently tried treating his condition with alcohol, resulting in multiple DUIs and a probationary sentence. But ... More >>
Update: Moments after sharing the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, a potentially groundbreaking piece of legislation co-sponsored by Colorado Representative Jared Polis, we've received more information. Look below to see a statement from Polis on the bill, as well as a fact sheet l ... More >>
Il Mondo Vecchio, a Denver salumeria and production plant, opened in 2009 in a bare-bones industrial building on South Cherokee Street. Mark DeNittis and his partner, Gennaro DeSantis, quickly earned acclaim for their fresh sausages and dry-cured artisan salumi products, many of which are sold at lo ... More >>
Rocky Ford cantaloupe took a big hit last year, unfairlyfingered by the FDA in the early days of the listeria outbreak in a September 14, 2011 release that warned consumers not to eat Rocky Ford cantaloupes. And never mind that the real culprit, Jensen farms, was more than a hundred miles away. Me ... More >>
Colorado stands at the forefront of the nation's organic movement, and Grower's Organic is helping to lead the way, finding organic suppliers and then connecting these farms with retail outlets, delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 150 restaurants, grocery stores and local co-operativ ... More >>
Colorado cantaloupes are ripening quickly this season, and so are concerns that the listeria hysteria over last year's outbreak could put a damper on sales of the fruit. So the Colorado Department of Agriculture, headed by commissioner John Salazar, is pushing a project to improve the image of the v ... More >>
For last week's "Year in Review," we recapped what the subjects of the 2011 Chef and Tell interviews would like to see less of in Denver. This time, we're serving up their wish lists of what they'd hope to find on Denver's plate in the new year - everything from year-round farmers' markets to whole ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street has been taking flak for being vague about its mission and not having a concrete platform. But the growing protest in New York is currently working on a document that will outline the organization's demands. Because the movement is democratic, with no specific leader, the list is ... More >>
Pity the poor Rocky Ford cantaloupe, vilified across the country even though the listeria-inducing culprit actually came from Jensen Farms, a third-generation family operation in Holly, almost a hundred miles away from Rocky Ford. But those farmers of southeastern Colorado have little recou ... More >>
Yesterday, Bob Doyle, executive director for the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance, touted a resolution calling for the Colorado Board of Health to oppose test-marketing of dissolvable tobacco products by R.J. Reynolds under names like Camel Orbs. The board supported this not ... More >>
More pics below.Is RJ Reynolds, the massive tobacco conglomerate, trying to get kids hooked on nicotine via new dissolvable tobacco products bearing more than a passing resemblance to breath mints? Bob Doyle, executive director of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance, says ... More >>
FlickrAll around the Denver area today, students will be enjoying lunches made exclusively with Colorado products as part of Colorado Proud School Meal Day, which educates students about locally sourced food. One thing that won't (we hope) be on the menu? Listeria. In light of a recent List ... More >>
Philip PostonWhen I moved to Boulder almost six years ago, I was a virgin to the organic, local and crunchy West Coast vibe that wafts over the Rocky Mountains. Being from the much less breezy South, I grew up eating very well, but was not at all familiar with the pleasure of doing so conscio ... More >>
As we've reported in the past, a recent investment report coming out of Colorado pegged the size of the medical marijuana market at $1.7 billion, just under the amount generated annually by Viagra sales. That's enough moolah to catch the attention of the pharmaceutical companies, which appear ... More >>
FlickrYesterday, shortly before a senate committee took on a bill to set THC driving limits, Westword published the results of medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes's blood test, which showed he was almost three times over the proposed standard when sober. The committee subsequently dec ... More >>
Cindy Acree.We recently told you about HB 1250, a bill that appeared to ban the medical marijuana edibles industry in Colorado. Since then, there's been debate among MMJ community members -- fueled in part by articles like this -- about whether or not that was true. But in advance of today's ... More >>
Overwhelmed by the number of sites offering Cyber Monday deals? Well, now there are 82 of them, including seven in Colorado, you don't need to visit -- because their domains have been seized for allegedly selling counterfeit or copyrighted goods. See the list and get more info from the Justic ... More >>
Bye bye, Four LokoAs expected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- the cop-calling Debbie Downer in a room full of people who just want to party -- decided yesterday that caffeinated alcoholic beverages are unsafe and gave a handful of companies, including Phusion Products, which makes F ... More >>
For a long, long time, we had to take our uppers and downers the old-fashioned way, popping an Adderall with a beer, or drinking a vodka-Red Bull, the nightclub cocktail of champions. The big alcohol producers wanted in on the fun, so several created caffeinated malt beverages, sold in cans ... More >>
FlickrWho among us hasn't grazed through a store, snatching every free sample in site? Well, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who did so at local Costcos in mid-October may have gotten more than they bargained for -- a case of E. coli from sample Go ... More >>
Ned Calonge.Dr. Ned Calonge, the Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is leaving his post in November to serve as president of The Colorado Trust. Below, Calonge talks in detail about the decision to rejoin the private sector, his goals at the Tru ... More >>
Kelly WhitakerKelly Whitaker, left, and Bruno GoussaultPizzeria Basta is not the kind of place you stumble upon. You'd never find it if you weren't looking, unless you happened to be perusing property in one of Boulder's still half-empty upscale eco-housing complexes. The small restaurant ... More >>
Gary NullIrony, thy name is Holistic Medicine If you're a proponent of alternative medicine, make sure you're taking the correct dosage of tree-hugging meds -- or you could end up buried under the big branch. Gary Null, a nutrition author and self-described health guru with his own line o ... More >>
Would you like those steroids shipped two-day or overnight?Thomas Bader, a Colorado Springs pharmacist, was found guilty today of 31 counts related to importing and distributing anabolic steroids and Chinese human growth hormones. Twenty-three of those counts were for distributing the juice t ... More >>
Ned Calonge is appalled by the level of care provided by some dispensaries.The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Board of Health has had a rough few months navigating the issue of medical marijuana. In July, the board determined that a caregiver only had to provide a pat ... More >>
Water 2 Wine features its low-sulfite wine The holidays are enough to drive anyone to drink -- so this year, why not help everyone out by giving wine? For $250, Water 2 Wine will help you craft a case of 28 bottles with custom labels -- which breaks down to about $9 a bottle. "Most of the ... More >>
The virus.Plenty of parents are terrified to vaccinate their children these days, fearing side effects that are worse than what the vaccine was intended to prevent in the first place. Such concerns are magnified in the case of H1N1, aka the swine flu. After all, as noted in Joel Warner's blog ... More >>
John Suthers.Colorado is set to receive more than $3.5 million from drug leviathan Pfizer in relation to two separate settlements. According to the office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, the largest of the two deals is related to allegations that the company "improperly marketed fo ... More >>
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