| 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.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle.
The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Bob Klein has had his share of food passions. The owner of Oakland’s Oliveto restaurant has been consumed by finding the best meat, fish, wine, and, of course, salumi (for years Fra’ Mani’s Paul Bertolli was his chef). And he was into...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In an initial public offering apparently blessed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster or some other deity inclined toward stringy foods, Noodles & Co. stock is soaring in its debut.
The fast-casual restaurant chain opened up 78% at $32 a share Friday after...
| Mar 17, 2013
CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.
The proposal covering the process more...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Illinois football has had rough times in recent years, but things might be looking up. The Illini are 3-1 in 2013, including a victory over high-powered Cincinnati. Ryan Lankford is a key reason for the turnaround, with 236 yards receiving, 52 yards...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Investors keep gobbling up food IPOs, with Potbelly Corp. surging as much as 141% in its market debut Friday, even after pricing above expectations.
In its $105-million initial public offering, the Chicago sandwich chain and its shareholders sold 7.5...
| Oct 8, 2013
Irrepressible best describes 9-year-old Bradley Garner, whose enthusiasms range from baseball to gardening, trees and driverless cars. More reserved, his older sister, Frankie, 12, pursues similar interests in softball and nature, along with music...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. shares are gearing up to hit the public market at higher-than-expected prices a day after Whole Foods Market Inc. let down Wall Street with its earnings.
But when asked about the increasingly crowded natural and organic...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze.
A County Council resolution being considered...