| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was.
"'That was how we used to farm,' he told me,"...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street.
In the last year, investors have driven the company's stock price up more than 80% — and industry...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:27 PM
When her 4-month-old son had a life-threatening allergic reaction to formula, Lucy Gibney, a board-certified emergency doctor with a practice in Hampton, started down a new career path.
As she and her husband, Paul, struggled to find safe foods for...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back.
Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:43 PM
It's lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.
She's dumping them into the trash can.
The apricots are "sour," the junior says. The meat is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The support for choosing "clean" foods, free of such chemicals as contained in pesticides, is broadening. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food sales grew by more than 7 percent last year, partly...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Public health: "The decline of 'home ec' for kids equals a decline in cooking," says Sam Kass, executive director of Let's Move! and senior policy adviser for nutrition policy at the White House. First lady Michelle Obama will focus on cooking in her...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
[This post has been updated, as explained below.]
The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington...
| 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...