| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:50 AM
In anticipation of nationwide "Food Day" (Oct. 24) events, the Center For Science in the Public Interest has released the Terrible Ten food issues that the group believes plague American health.
Some of the biggest offenders, according to the Washington...
| Oct 16, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO NELSON
From LAX, direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Spokane, Wash., is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta, Alaska, United, Southwest and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:50 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is committing $5.7 million to find non-chemical means to control stink bugs, the brown pests from Asia that wreck fruit and vegetable crops and invade homes when the weather cools.
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., announced...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:09 PM
A lush garden erupting with organic vegetables, food displays that rival an upscale grocer's and sleek weatherization projects that slash energy bills — these may not seem like the typical projects of an agency that aids the poor.
| Nov 17, 2011
For lunch, Josh Rivera chose a plate of saffron rice, Jerusalem salad and a Greek-marinated kebab of free-range chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
"Last year I used to get a burger and pizza, but they were really greasy," the Niles North High...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:27 PM
Maxine and Robert Walker have worked to restore their historic Woodbine farm since they bought it in 1994. Their latest project is to replace the rotting wood on the side of their old yellow barn after rebuilding the stone foundation and replacing the tin...
| 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...