| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A group of big food companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than it did in 2007, an independent evaluator said Thursday in a report on the pledge manufacturers made to First Lady Michelle Obama’s program to end...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The slushies and skating carhops at Sonic Corp.'s drive-ins are a relative rarity in Los Angeles County, where 12 scattered units are overwhelmed by hundreds of McDonald's and dozens of Burger Kings.
But Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, hopes to become...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Would you fill that 16-ounce cup with sugary soda if it had a red light on the dispenser? Or might you move to the faucet for water and its green light? Researchers tracked food and drink choices in a big Boston hospital and found that those "traffic...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
If the federal government truly wants to prevent health risks and raise awareness of them, it should impose a tax on producers whose food products contain certain ingredients.
Those of you, for example, who are turning to fat-free products to lose...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:10 PM
It’s good news that General Mills has decided not to include genetically engineered ingredients in Cheerios. Not because crops whose DNA has been tinkered with in a laboratory are dangerous to human health. There’s still a dearth of evidence...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:05 PM
No more GMOs in your Cheerios.
General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal.
The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Fox Sports and Red Bull Media House have inked a three-year deal to broadcast the Red Bull World Series, the companies announced this week, marking the energy drink company's largest U.S. licensing deal yet.
The deal makes all four global sports of the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Ted Labuza ate sour cream two weeks past its due date. And lived to tell the tale.
Dana Gunders went to the market and found fat-free milk in quarts that had no date label; the half-gallons had a "sell-by" date. A container from a different brand had...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Sell your oven. Empty your cupboards. There's no need for a mixer or food processor. Keep the fridge for drinks, and maybe the blender. Eating has never been easier.
The trick? Bars, bars and more bars.
Vegan, chocolate, gluten-free, low-glycemic,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert Monday afternoon, saying it had linked some raw chicken products produced in California to a salmonella outbreak.
The agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it had...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:41 PM
(Reuters) - Hold the fries, pass the salad. McDonald's Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries.
The announcement by the...