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Thursday, May 9,2013

The gut as a second brain

Boulder naturopaths say food allergies can cause depression

By Abby Faires
We know that certain foods can affect the way we feel. But what about the way food makes us think?
Thursday, May 2,2013

Your brain on yogurt

Probiotic bacteria spread at Colorado universities and businesses

By Cecelia Gilboy
Sex, drugs and yogurt: what do they all have in common? They could all affect the hormone associated with happiness.
Thursday, April 25,2013

Time to rethink rice?

Arsenic levels call utilitarian food into question

By Maggie Wolf Peterson
Rice is known by nutritionists as a “first food.” Easily digested and bland, it is often the first solid food a baby receives. Prior to that, babies may be exposed to rice starch and brown rice syrup in infant formulas, which use the grain as an ingredient digestible by infants with lactose or gluten intolerance.
Monday, April 22,2013

Review: Shmaltz's Funky Jewbelation brings a complex blend

By Steve Weishampel
At 9.4 percent ABV, Funky J ain’t no joke. It pours pitch black with a red wine aroma, and the first taste isn’t far off that mark either.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Boulder’s Best Mixologist competition takes local one sip further

By Abby Faires
“There are always these really great chefs, who are like celebrities,” says Katelin Westfall, a mixologist who will compete on behalf of Aji this year. “But bartending has a lot of the same concepts — you’re still creating something from scratch, and you’re still putting your heart into it.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Federal courts lose some power to regulate GMOs

New industry-friendly law passed in recent budget bill

By Cecelia Gilboy
When President Barack Obama signed Congress’s budget bill on March 26, a government shutdown was averted — but many citizens were outraged. A paragraph that could affect the regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops had slunk into the 240-page draft.
Thursday, April 4,2013


Google’s Street View is coming indoors. But are business owners on board?

By Steve Weishampel
People who try to claim they weren’t fascinated by Google Street View when it debuted in 2007 are kidding themselves. The groundbreaking service gave users 360-degree views of about every street in the country and revolutionized the process of going places.
Friday, March 29,2013

At Twisted Pine, beer with blindfolds and vegetable cream ale

By Steve Weishampel
Man, I tell myself as I pull up the blindfold for about the 30th time, I’m glad I’m working right now so I can cheat so often.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Raw milk: A drink in the raw

Advocates tout benefits of unpasteurized milk, while health officials argue that it poses risks

By Meredith J. Graham
Mike MacKinnon leads Christie into a small room and up onto a platform, where her neck is harnessed to keep her in place. Then he grabs a clean pail, pulls up a stool and begins to milk the French Alpine dairy goat, which recently gave birth at Frog Belly Farm in Longmont.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Taste buds to the rescue

Farm-to-table cuisine may revive crop diversity that keeps food supply safe

By Cecelia Gilboy
The fungus that caused the 19th century Irish Potato Famine wouldn’t have claimed a million lives if Ireland had been growing more than one potato variety, experts say. And today, experts warn about a similar dependence on only a handful of crop varieties.