Here at the Voice, we've been keeping you in the loop with local and national pot policy developments.
But we haven't written too much about one of the most prevalent pot policies in the nation -- drug testing. Not only is there a push to expand testing efforts beyond the workplace and to welfare ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too.
But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes.
Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>
The New Scientist confusingly calls a new set of experiments "ingenious" for separating the "mind-alterting" effects of weed from the "pain-relieving" parts. These nerds seem to be missing the point, spoiled stoners would argue. The studies might possibly lead to "cannabis-like drugs that pro ... More >>
Swine flu vaccines will be in New York schools next week -- unless they run out: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius admits there's not enough to go around at present. "Demand is ahead of the yield," she says; Senator Joe Lieberman says there are 30 million doses available, as oppo ... More >>
A veteran with a food cart in front of the Met, who doesn't pay for his permit in accordance with a law that allows veterans special access to steet vending, has led to other vets setting up shop in the coveted spot.
Every fish tested at nearly 300 streams across the country was f ... More >>
New Scientist appears to have snacks on the brain as it ponders the shape of the universe. While scientists have long assumed the cosmos in shaped like a sphere (a bacon gumball, perhaps?), alternative theories suggest the universe may be shaped like a doughnut, ... More >>
Choosing a brownie over granola because the former has fewer calories is not necessarily the healthier choice. Calorie estimates on food labels are based on flawed and outdated science, and labels may be up to 25 percent over or under.
Whole Foods says it still plans to open a store ... More >>
The street food vendor wars are not confined to Manhattan. Brooklyn has seen its share of tension between food carts and brick-and-mortar restaurants. Claiming unfair competition, littering, and noise, restaurants in Bay Ridge have asked the city to ban street vendors in the Business Improvement Dis ... More >>
Big beer companies and small craft brewers are teaming up to change a range of federal tax laws. Associations representing both groups have joined forces to introduce the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act (yes, the BEER Act), which would return federal excise taxes on beer to pre-1991 levels, f ... More >>
Bagless vacuum cleaner inventor James Dyson has filed a US patent application for "cubist" kitchen appliances, designed to take up less space than round, jug-shaped ones.
Governor Paterson has signed an executive order to phase out the purchase and use of all bottled water at govern ... More >>
Researchers have found that, as the Arctic continues to get warmer, mercury levels in seals and beluga whales, which are eaten by the Inuit in far northern Canada, have reached levels that would be considered unsafe for fish.
Lobster wasn't always considered the fanciest thing on th ... More >>