| May 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn.
The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Almost two years ago, at an apartment in Newport Beach, best friends Daniel Fogelson and Jordan Barrocas sat on a couch eating jerky. Unimpressed, they resolved to do something about it. But instead of shopping for a different brand, they decided to...
| 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 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tribute for Trotter: A star-studded group of chefs will cook at the Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner at Chicago Gourmet this fall, reports Phil Vettel. Among chefs and sommeliers taking part: Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Matthias Merges, Thomas Lents,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Consumers are likely to believe that “whole grain” canned pasta, “organic” candy and soda that contains “antioxidants” are more healthful than the same products without those buzzwords on the labels, researchers say....
| 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 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...
| 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...