| Jun 5, 2014
Sometimes distinguishing fact from fad is a matter of life or death. Such is the case when it comes to healthful diets. ("Paleo, vegan, gluten-free -- the only certainty about health trends is their reversal," Opinion, May 30)
As a registered dietitian,...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
| May 25, 2014
McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters.
The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, marking the latest shake-up in the food industry.
Hillshire, based in Chicago, said...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
First ladies aren't normally given to sharp rebukes of Congress, but we can't blame Michelle Obama for being a bit peeved at the efforts of some on Capital Hill to roll back school nutrition standards. At the request of certain special interest groups,...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Radius-TWC has debuted its official U.S. trailer for Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer."
Chris Evans stars with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer in the sci-fi spectacle based on Jean-Marc Rochette's comicbook...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The food fight over Hillshire Brands Co. is getting messier.
The Chicago company, maker of Ball Park franks and Jimmy Dean sausage, has received unsolicited takeover offers from two rival meat-processing heavyweights.
Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Tyson Foods Inc. won the bidding battle for Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co., agreeing to pay $7.8 billion in a deal that it believes will bolster its efforts in the rapidly growing breakfast segment.
The richer-than-expected premium for Hillshire, at...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Moviegoers would be hard-pressed to find a film more laden with corporate logos than "Fed Up" — and that's one of the strengths of this galvanizing documentary: It pulls no punches in its informed outrage against the food industry, zeroing in on the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Breakdance and beats go hand in hand, but one crew is turning the tradition on its head with a global tour set to classical music.
Seven B-boys from the Berlin-based, four-time world champion breakdancing crew Flying Steps team up with Swedish ballerina...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Sienna Miller is set to co-star with Bradley Cooper in the Weinstein Co. pic "Chef."
Omar Sy also stars and John Wells directing the pic.
Story follows a chef who gathers a crew in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever.
Michael Shamberg, Stacey...