| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:00 AM
It is troubling that Howard County Executive Ken Ulman can dictate what people can eat and drink on county property ("Howard bans sale of sugary drinks on county property," Dec. 12). Last week, Mr. Ulman unilaterally banned the sale of certain beverages...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The four black orbs — dark-tinted security cameras — watch silently overhead in a room filled with stainless-steel pipes. The pipes carry raw milk from four large holding tanks outside the building into two large metal cabinets that look...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
On a recent Sunday afternoon, Polly Pittman clipped nets over the ripening grapes in the vineyard she hopes will ensure that one of Anne Arundel County's oldest family farms continues to have a future.
"Basically, the McMansions start on the other side...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
The beginning of a new school year means many challenges for our children, such as: new teachers and learning about new subjects. During this time, it is important that our children can count on a healthy breakfast that includes dairy products to ensure...
| Sep 19, 2012
Just as recent science has divided dietary fats into good, bad and really bad categories, some scientists now think different sugars also may deserve individual scrutiny.
Most experts agree that Americans eat too much sugar, period. But studies in recent...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
In a report to be released on Tuesday, a group of 300 retired military officers said...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:49 AM
When the first Wine in the Woods festival was being planned in 1992, Ellicott City restaurateur Fernand Tersiguel suggested organizers add enlightenment to their goals for the event. This weekend, as the wine festival marks its 20th anniversary in...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
It's 10 a.m. Do you know where your sommelier is?
If she's anything like Alpana Singh, she's already cracked her first bottle—for work, of course.
This summer, Singh has been busy tasting more than 1,000 wines to narrow her selection for the 300...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products.
Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and...