| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Same-sex marriage advocates are reveling in their four victories at the ballot box after 32 straight defeats, calling the results in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington on Tuesday a sea change for the gay rights movement.
“When the history...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:03 AM
PepsiCo. Inc., purveyor of sodas and brands such as Quaker, Frito-Lay and Gatorade, has a new sacred cow: dairy.
This month, the soft drink giant will venture into the increasingly active yogurt market, starting with products in 17 markets in the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The growing popularity of Greek yogurt is putting a damper on General Mills’ Yoplait brand, pushing the company’s third quarter volume sales down in the U.S.
Though General Mills’ Peanut Butter Cheerios made a strong debut at the...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:34 PM
With the wind whipping granules through the sweet-smelling air, Monday could have been just another day on the Domino Sugars docks in South Baltimore.
But workers in orange coveralls unloading raw sugar from a massive cargo ship were making company...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Aug 12, 2012
Founded in 1974 by the father-and-son team of Charley and Ron Woodsby, Talk of the Town Restaurants has 11 eateries, which include Charley's Steakhouse, Vito's Chop House, FishBones, MoonFish, Texas Cattle Co., Johnnie's Hideaway — and now Charley's...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates.
How I long for those days.
Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Soaking in a bath tub, Michael Phelps wears nothing but a small swimsuit, a pair of goggles atop his head and a stern look. Next to him, a pair of blue jeans spills from a Louis Vuitton bag.
It marks a sophisticated turn as a pitchman for the Baltimore...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Deb Schulze weighs in on fiber....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...