| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
| 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 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
A soon-to-launch app called PareUp aims to connect hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.
Founders Margaret Tung, who has worked in the sustainable food industry; Jason Chen, who has a background in...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Texas lawmakers are making a play to steal California's most famous hot sauce maker, the embattled Sriracha plant in Irwindale.
Later, this month, Sriracha will host a Lone Star state delegation, eager to poach the popular sauce and its 200 jobs....
| May 5, 2014
The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
| May 4, 2014
Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future.
Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
| 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....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:52 PM
The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont.
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:31 AM
In my post on Laura Hale Brockway’s inane word-nerd quiz at PR Daily (“So that’s how they see us,” June 5), I made a throwaway remark that I could produce a better word-nerdiness quiz myself, and one reader allowed that that...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:44 AM
I’d like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday’s quiz on word nerdiness.
Here you are: the original ten...