| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Nutritional studies and an increase in consumer knowledge have put the benefits of organic and all-natural foods in the national spotlight. If simpler ingredients are proven to be healthier for humans, should we consider the same standards for our pets?...
| Oct 7, 2014
•Name: Meagan Kress
•Favorite exercise routine: "Insanity" workout.
•Major exercise accomplishment: Being able to run 4 miles without having the urge to stop for a break.
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?