| 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 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Nestlé Purina Petcare Co., one of the world's largest pet food makers, sued The Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. in federal court Tuesday for allegedly lying to customers about the ingredients in its products.
The Blue Buffalo Co., a small Wilton pet food...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A California Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to mandate warning labels on sweetened drinks that contain at least 50 calories per cup. Which invites the question: Who reads drink labels?
Supporters of SB 1000, including Sen. Bill Monning (D-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
In the last 50 years, what’s on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over – with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security, researchers said Monday.
“Diversity enhances the health and function of complex...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar.
The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:24 AM
The phrase Connecticut barbecue might never have the ring to it of, say, Memphis barbecue, Carolina barbecue, Kansas City barbecue or Texas barbecue. Sadly, much of our barbecue might be of the "remove the rack of ribs from the sleeve and slather it...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Chipotle fans – and there are many – are in a near panic over a recent report from the company which seems to suggest that climate change could cause guacamole to disappear from the chain’s menu.
The reality may be much less dramatic....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Sundried tomatoes and seabass tartare tickled tastebuds in Milan on Tuesday as upmarket Italian food hall chain Eataly opened a flagship store, the latest step in its plan to expand and list its shares on the market.
Eataly, which began with the idea...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Do you find yourself throwing milk, eggs and meat away because they're past the expiration date? You could be unnecessarily wasting good food.
According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food...