| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Seaweed asserts its umami magic in this beautiful noodle-edamame salad recipe. Several types of dried seaweed are available in natural foods markets -- arame and dulse (sometimes called "sea vegetables") are two of the most common. Snipped pieces of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:55 PM
From fruits and vegetables to meat and cheese, organic foods are in high demand. But what about organic highlights?
The trend has hit Howard County, with some local salons either switching their product lines or opening up to cater to the organic-minded...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:05 AM
If it says it's organic, gluten-free, vegan, kale-infused, protein-rich and goji-laced, it's got to be good for you, right?
Not so fast.
These buzzwords line grocery store shelves these days, and, yes, some of these products are good for you. But some...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
After three years mixing, bottling and boxing natural personal care products to be sold in local shops at their home in Annapolis, Robert and Zoe Benzinger are poised for bigger things.
For the first time their company, eco-armour, will be among the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Sugar gets a lot of attention when it comes to a child’s diet. It makes kids hyper, causes cavities, makes them fat and the list goes on. Also, artificial sweeteners are good one day and bad the next.
So how do we know what is true? Is it OK for...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
General Mills Inc. has agreed to acquire Annie’s Inc., one of the largest producers of natural and organic branded food, in a deal worth $820 million.
The deal announced Monday comes as sales of organic food continue to grow rapidly in the...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley won't face criminal charges in an accident that killed a motorcyclist during Bikefest in April, the State Attorney's Office announced today.
Steve Tuttle, 46, of Leesburg died when Hurley made a sharp right turn...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:05 AM
You see the word "natural" on a food label, and you assume it means that there's nothing artificial in it, right? So you figure that it must be healthier for you.
Maybe, but maybe not, warns ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Some almond butters sold at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods stores are being recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella. The almond butters are part of a larger nut butter recall also involving peanut butters, according to the U.S. Food and...