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Bugs

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Dangerous Asian Mosquito Nears The Bay Area

A new pest has reared its ugly head in Southern California, and is so nasty that vector control officials here in the Bay Area are taking steps to halt any northern migration.

04/24/2012

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Formerly-Vegan Starbucks Drink Dyed With Crushed Bugs

The website thisdishisvegetarian.com reports Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is not vegan, even if it contains soy, after a barista alerted the site that the company’s new strawberry flavoring contains “cochineal extract” – which is essentially crushed up dried bugs used as dye.

03/27/2012

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011