| 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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:07 AM
COLOGNE (Reuters) - Famed for its yearly carnival celebrations, there is more to Cologne than silly costumes and soccer's Lukas Podolski.
Have a closer look at Cologne, or Koln, as it's called in German. It is a hub of European high-speed train travel....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:48 AM
ALSEA, Ore. - Paco is a miniature Sicilian donkey - one of many endearing souls guests encounter when staying overnight at Leaping Lamb Farm, in Alsea.
"Farm stays," as they're called, are popping up at a growing number of farms, ranches and vineyards in...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If dogs could talk, they'd sing the praises of Ocean Beach, a laid-back San Diego neighborhood. Here, canines have top-dog status — they even have their own beach. There's much for humans to like as well in what's known as the People's Republic of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:20 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Baby boys whose moms ate organic during pregnancy do not seem to have a lower risk of a birth defect of the penis, a new study finds.
The birth defect is known as hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra is on the...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Who needs wheat anyway? The market for gluten-free foods and beverages is booming, with double digit growth over the last four years as more consumers find themselves diagnosed with celiac disease and food allergies.
The market for products without the...
| 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...
| 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...