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[22 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Candidates’ Pakistan Policies No Different: Pakistani-Americans | ]

By Mateen Kaul
Presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and John McCain spent significant time in the two presidential debates discussing their potential Pakistan policies, if elected to the Oval Office. But many Pakistani-Americans see these policies as largely the same.

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[18 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Video: UC Berkeley Students Compete in Red Bull Soap Box Race | ]

Video and story by Angela Kilduff
A team of UC Berkeley undergraduates tried their luck against more than thirty teams at the Red Bull Soap Box Race on October 18. The members of Team Husky spent a week constructing their soap box in the living room of Delta Chi, their fraternity.
Seniors Niket Desai and Matthew Pies and Juniors Kenji Kurita and Daniel Mangels are Team Husky. Watch the video to see how they fared…

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[14 Sep 2008 | Comments Off on Grapes, genetics and the environment | ]

By: Linsay Rousseau Burnett
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service website, “Organic faming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture.”
As California continues to dominate the organic industry, its third largest agricultural crop, grapes, struggles to keep up. Some grape growers and scientists in Sonoma County feel there needs to be a nationwide dialogue about the use of genetic engineering to produce disease resistant plants and eliminate the need for pesticides.

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[1 Sep 2008 | Comments Off on Alameda Food Bank Feeds More With Less | ]

By Casey Miner —
The number of people using the Alameda Food Bank jumped more than 25% over the past year, even as donations dropped from large supermarkets dropped. As the holiday season approaches, food bank staff are trying to figure out how to make sure they can feed everyone in Alameda who needs it.