| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:34 AM
What are GMOs?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered. Modification may include the mutation, deletion or insertion of genes from another species to achieve characteristics that may be more desireable,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Since palm trees don’t change colors and shed their fronds (if the temperature even drops at all), the transition from summer to autumn in Florida is hard to recognize — unless of course, the food industry begins releasing pumpkin products....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28.
The task force will work with...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings.
1. If you're obese,...
| Dec 25, 2013
You'll find more than "Adam and Eve on a log" and "a cup of mud" at Connecticut diners across the state.
There's Pam, the singing waitress at Main Street Diner in Plainville. And Nicolas and Georgette Anthis, who are carrying on the family's...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Citizens and legislators should be proud that Connecticut is the first state to pass a law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs. Polls consistently show that 90 percent of Americans want GMOs to be...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Fast food workers in more than a hundred cities across the country went on strike for a $15 an hour wage earlier this month. They were calling it a strike for a livable wage. Fast food workers epitomize the low-skilled working poor in America, but a $15...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:55 PM
South Florida hoteliers and restaurateurs want to spread the word to more high school students about a program that's helping students like James Graham realize his career goal.
"I want to be a master chef," said Graham, 17, a participant in the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Sell by, use by, best by. Most consumers use the dates stamped on foods to decide what to toss out — and they are often discarding food that’s good to eat, according to a report out Wednesday.
Those dates are manufacturers’ suggestions...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Reading about their best friends is something pet lovers crave. Here are seven new pet books, covering everything from pet portraits to a controversial approach to pet care.
"Puppyhood: Life-Size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old," (by J. Nichole...