| Feb 5, 2012
Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools.
Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Mark your calendar for two state-sponsored food and wine events coming up in February and March at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in downtown Richmond.
The fifth annual Virginia Wine Expo will take place February 24-26, and the 2012 Virginia...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is no question Baltimore City schools need financial help to renovate aging buildings, but one aspect of the plan to finance this massive renovation project misses the mark and will have a devastating impact on hard-working businesses and families...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Andy and Mary Laudenklos each spend more than 70 hours a week caring for their 600 cows, delivering calves and overseeing the milking at their Carroll County dairy farm — and they're also raising three young sons.
The couple and their three-year-...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:55 AM
In an effort focused on grabbing headlines, County Executive Ken Ulman recently called for a 30-day boycott of soft drinks, completely missing an opportunity to educate and talk to the public about real solutions for addressing obesity.
Now more than...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday.
The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman moved Tuesday to ban the sale of high-sugar drinks such as soda in parks, libraries and other county properties and at county-sponsored events — hoping yet again to make the county a progressive model.
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ellen Valentino and the beverage Industry are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts ("Ulman drink ban is heavy-handed," Dec. 18).
Ms. Valentino's assertion that the beverage industry has "voluntarily removed full-calorie soft drinks...
| 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...