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Thursday, April 12,2012

The buzz about bees and pesticide

By Pamela White
On April 5, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) set off an uproar when it announced the findings of a new study linking a common pesticide with colony collapse disorder (CCD), which has been killing honey bees by the millions since it was identified in 2006.
Thursday, April 5,2012

Campaigning for ‘pink slime’

By Pamela White
It was so Orwellian it was laughable — three governors touring a factory where connective tissue from cattle carcasses is transformed into a food product the meat industry wants to call “finely textured beef,” but which one USDA scientist dubbed “pink slime.”
Thursday, March 29,2012

It’s time to talk about rape

By Pamela White
In October, it will have been 20 years since I wrote my first Uncensored column. The subject of that column was sexual assault, a topic that I’ve covered again and again. The column was written in response to a series of ignorant letters to the editor written about rape by men from the Boulder community.
Thursday, March 22,2012

Room to breathe

Fracking poses airborne health hazard

By Pamela White
It’s time for Coloradans to take a hard look at hydraulic fracturing — fracking — and a critical view of those state lawmakers who are more interested in sucking up to the gas and oil lobby than protecting their constituents.
Thursday, March 15,2012

The fight to label frankenfoods

By Pamela White
Poll after poll shows that more than 90 percent of Americans want labels on foods that contain GE ingredients — GE corn in snacks and breakfast cereal, for example, or GE soybeans in frozen dinners. More than 40 countries, including China, require labeling of GM foods, but the U.
Thursday, March 8,2012

‘Birth control moms’ fight back

By Pamela White
On Feb. 20, Rush Limbaugh said there was no such voting block as “birth control moms,” suburban married mothers for whom contraception is a key issue. I wonder what he thinks now that 98 advertisers and Hawaiian and Massachusetts radio stations have dropped his show.
Thursday, March 1,2012

The people’s park

By Pamela White
The city of Boulder has taken up the issue of parking at Chautauqua and appears to be headed toward yet another neighborhood parking permit (NPP) program that would require residents to buy a parking permit in order to park in some places around Chautauqua.
Thursday, February 23,2012

Dems shouldn’t smirk over Santorum

By Pamela White
In 1981, when I was a high school junior, a law was passed in the United States that made it illegal for lenders to discriminate according to sex or marital status.
Thursday, February 16,2012

Foreskin follies

By Pamela White
Last year, when I wrote a column supporting an end to routine circumcision of male newborns, I got a letter from a reader who blasted me for being hypocritical. How can you support freedom of choice for women, the reader asked, and not support freedom of choice for parents?.
Thursday, February 9,2012

Rethinking pink

By Pamela White
The furor over the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings (and then reversal) revealed the questionable nature of the foundation’s policies and the strength of a quiet majority that refuses to allow extremists to make women’s health a hostage of the abortion wars.