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In the wake of regulatory threats against the makers of alcoholic energy drinks, some are calling for further scrutiny of nonalcoholic energy drinks promoted as mixers for alcohol. 

Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission told the four biggest manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks the caffeine in their beverages was …

After working to block a fast-food franchise from opening on the University of California Berkeley campus, students opened their own cooperative market-cafe last year.

The Berkeley Student Food Collective has in turn spawned the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, or CoFed, which now is working to train student leaders nationwide to set up similar cooperatively run …

People who start drinking the soft drinks known as “energy” beverages early in life may be more prone to anxiety, depression, and addictive behavior later on, some research suggests.

Dr. Conrad Woolsey, an assistant professor of applied health and educational psychology at Oklahoma State University, has written several scholarly articles and lectured extensively on energy …

Andy Bary is a soil scientist who manages the organic farm at Washington State University’s Puyallup research station south of Seattle.

Although the farm is primarily used for research, its crops are sold or donated to a local food bank.  So when Bary decided to identify areas in which he and his staff could improve …

As hunger continues to be an increasing problem nationwide, some college campuses are opening food banks to help the growing number of students in need.

“Food Pantries on college campuses are unique because they seek an underserved population of students that many people may not be aware is struggling,” said Laura Pick, a graduate …

Celia Hassan starts each day by reaching into her fridge and opening a can of Monster Energy.

“I crack one open every morning like clockwork,” said Hassan, a 21-year old political science major at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

At a time when national attention is being focused on energy drinks that contain alcohol, which …

Empty honey bee hives that set the media abuzz in 2006 were attributed to everything from cell phones to pesticides, but researchers now say many things interacting with each other are contributing to the decline.

“It’s not a single mystery thing that’s causing problems,” said Marion Ellis, professor of  entomology at the University of Nebraska. …

Some stores in Washington and Oregon have stopped selling certain alcoholic energy drinks, saying the blends may be unsafe.

Haggen Food & Pharmacy said Tuesday it was halting the sale of two brands of alcoholic energy drinks–Joose and Four Loko–from its 32 stores in Washington and Oregon.

Four Loko is the brand that Central Washington …

Much of what we eat and how we eat it is decided by politicians and on Wall Street, according to Marion Nestle.

Nestle, author and public health and sociology professor at New York University, discussed the corporate and political influences on American agriculture industry during a recent appearance at the University of Washington in Seattle, …

Pesticides–all the insecticides, weed killers and fertilizers spread on yards and farms–aren’t the only problem contributing to the decline of the wild Pacific salmon.

It’s the people who carelessly (or unknowingly) overuse these chemicals, says Prof. John Stark, an ecotoxicologist at Washington State University who specializes in risk assessment of threatened and endangered species.

Stark, …