| May 24, 2012
It's not surprising if you find yourself mulling the word Mondelez lately, given its conjuring of everything from "Mon-de-leza Rice" to the Russian term for a sex act.
It's also not surprising if you find yourself going, "Monde-who?," given that it's a...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has long and controversial ties with large food and beverage corporations, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey, Kraft and Unilever.
As partners, the companies have a national platform at nutrition...
| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fast food may often be high in salt, but the exact levels seem to vary based on the country you live in, according to a study published Monday.
Looking at fast-food menu information in six countries, researchers found that the...
| Oct 26, 2010
If you've been holding off getting screened for high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension because of a co-payment, you soon won't have a reason to put it off.
That's because co-payments, which typically cost at least $20, for a host of preventive...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Sarah Wu does not look like a troublemaker. The slight, blond mom comes off, by her own admission, as "a super nice person … without a bad word to say."
That may be why the speech pathologist was able to crank out an incisive daily blog...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family,” according to Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast food chain. That is, “the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said.
And that doesn’t include Adam and Steve,...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The cost of your morning (and midday and afternoon) buzz is falling: Folgers maker J.M. Smucker Co. is slashing coffee prices by 6% on average.
Smucker also makes Millstone and Cafe Bustelo coffee brands and licenses the Dunkin’ Donuts brands,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called “stand your ground&...
| Mar 4, 2012
An unlikely Internet sensation has struck it big on YouTube: Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich.
Two polished videos promoting his run for district attorney last month show Trutanich driving the gritty streets of Los Angeles telling war stories...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend...