| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue.
How did she like living here?
"I love it," she said. "I think it...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For Brazilians, it's cachaça. For Puerto Ricans, it's rum.
And for Chileans, the specialty is wine, and that's exactly what ProChile aimed to highlight in Miami on Tuesday night at their annual wine tasting event.
Nearly 20 tables lined the Conrad...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a plastic white cap and powder blue label, the Desert Farms milk bottle matches the idyllic image of the doorstep milk bottle. But a closer look reveals something a bit different: "Make every day a humpday."
It is the lighthearted slogan of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a proposal to levy a one-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages to voters in November, despite some opposition from local business owners.
The decision makes...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption.
These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I suppose it is a good thing that California can sell alfalfa to China, in part as payment for all of the cheap items that fill our dollar-only stores. But notice that we are in effect also exporting California's water. ("U.S. farmers making hay with...
| Aug 11, 2014
To Pamela Paulsen, school bake sales aren't about promoting obesity and peddling brownies to impressionable children.
They're chances to teach kids about leadership skills, helping others and moderation.
"I'd rather have them give back to society with...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
General Mills said Monday it would take new steps to combat climate change, including expanding its emission reduction targets to include its vast network of suppliers and contractors.
About two-thirds of General Mills’ greenhouse gas emissions...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. posted weaker-than-anticipated sales and profit for the second quarter on Wednesday, which it blamed on higher prices turning off some shoppers and its own bad bets on ingredient prices.
“There’s no question that...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Even if you spit, hire a designated driver and plan your route with the efficiency of a mom navigating Costco, there are only so many wineries you can visit in a day. Which is a problem in California, home to nearly 3,000 wineries. Most of them make...