| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again?
ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:48 AM
It’s about time fast-food workers went on the march. The work is miserable and hard, it’s unfulfilling, and the pay sucks. Back in the day, fast-food jobs were sought mainly by entry-level young people, which is why they paid the minimum...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that they are working to make nutrition labels more helpful to consumers who want to make healthier eating choices.
Ever notice how an...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Few companies are potentially more vulnerable to climate change than the world's biggest food and beverage brands.
Droughts are diminishing agricultural yields, and severe cold snaps like the one that crippled parts of the U.S. this year resulted in...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district.
But, businesses worry the move could...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Consumers are interested in sustainable, humanely raised meats, but terms like organic, cage-free, and grass-fed can confuse. EN guides you through the meat labeling maze.
Grass-fed, organic, natural, free-range--such meat and poultry labeling terms...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:35 PM
In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Consumer goods maker Unilever said Thursday that it was selling its Ragu and Bertolli brands to Japanese sauce company Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion.
The deal includes two production facilities -- a tomato processing plant in Stockton and a sauce...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Dick Portillo is ready to slow down a bit after 51 years in the hot dog business and thinks his namesake restaurant chain can continue to thrive in the right hands.
The Portillo Restaurant Group is looking for a potential buyer for the Portillo's chain,...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:11 PM
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.
They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....