| Mar 17, 2012
Remember chia pets? Rinsing your hair with beer? Food that's just food — no soy protein isolate, xanthan gum, red dye No. 40 or mystery ingredients from the Amazon rain forest?
Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the chia pets). And so is...
| Jan 6, 2011
This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to "organic wine," the well-meaning consumers may actually be discouraging more organic farming....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis, RD, CNSD, CSP, weighs in on organic food.
Should you choose the organic strawberries versus conventional ones? Both are bright and...
| Nov 17, 2011
For lunch, Josh Rivera chose a plate of saffron rice, Jerusalem salad and a Greek-marinated kebab of free-range chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
"Last year I used to get a burger and pizza, but they were really greasy," the Niles North High...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Kristin Canty's "Farmageddon" is well-titled. It's an eye-popping wake-up call revealing how the USDA and FDA have increasingly waged war on America's small farmers even when they can prove they are contributing healthful products to our food supply.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:04 AM
For some people, luxury is still what it was before the recession: $2,295 python satchels from Michael Kors, $62,000 Porsche Spyder sports cars, $500 spa days in Beverly Hills.
But most Americans would beg to differ, according to a report from the...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Campbell Soup Co., maker of canned soups and packaged cookies, is moving in a fresher and more healthful direction with its $1.55-billion purchase of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms.
Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Bolthouse was among...
| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy.
Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Dr. Michael Fenster,MD, interventionalcardiologist and chef, shares his Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Tomato Coulis and Tarragon & Poblano Chili Oil, proving healthy does not mean bland. We all want to eat better but most of us think that eating...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Laurel W. of Evanston takes issue with my endorsement of a plan to limit further the sorts of items that food-stamp recipients can purchase: Normally I like your column but this week it made my blood boil. Thanks for wanting......