| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Using “fascism” to describe President Obama’s healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market.
In a blog post Thursday,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Classic moment on "The Office": At a barbecue at the home of paper salesman Jim Halpert, icy accountant Angela Martin stands in the queue before the grill and deadpans, "I'm a vegetarian." Without missing a beat, Jim helpfully replies, "There's soda...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:59 PM
New Threats to Oak Trees – Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Learn about borer insects and how to protect local oaks. For more information, call (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descansogardens.org.
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:27 AM
It's fitting that Hillary Danner is raising her son and daughter in a century-old Arts and Crafts home in the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park. Built in 1904, the timber-and-stone residence has a grand staircase, a huge covered porch and a curious...
| Dec 19, 2012
Marie Racine of Huntley, Ill., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making fruitcake that contained dried apricots and Brazil nuts.
I did not receive any reader responses to her query, so I decided to do a little research. The recipe world is loaded...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Even with a growing global population, increased meat consumption and government rules mandating biofuels, researchers this week said that the amount of landed needed for agriculture will start to shrink.
Humanity has reached what Rockefeller University...
| Mar 18, 2013
Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach.
"I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Large state institutions were once built to be self-sustaining; many had their own farms and grew their own food.
Though some of those farms have been lost, remarkably some remain, the crown jewel of which is an 825-acre farm portion of the Southbury...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
In the next 40 years, the world will need to produce as much food as it has produced over all of human history. Across the planet, hundreds of millions of people go to bed hungry every night — and more and more of them live in cities.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Baltimore County will be getting two new Weis Markets soon -- a supermarket in Towson Place in Towson and one on Security Boulevard in Woodlawn.
Both stores will open Sunday, March 3.
Weis said it invested $14 million in the more than 55,000-square...
| Mar 11, 2013
SunOpta, a Canadian-based organic food company that opened a plant in Upper Macungie in August, plans to double the processing capacity at that facility.
The expansion is planned for the third quarter of this year in response to high demand for flexible...