| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Harvard Health Letter
Start your day with a bowl of oatmeal and some orange wedges. Enjoy a hearty bowl of bean soup for lunch. Grab a handful of peanuts for a midafternoon snack. For dinner, tuck into some grilled salmon and spinach salad...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours.
He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn.
The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God.
The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Just about everybody I know in New York must get takeout of some sort two or three times a week. Most homes have a drawer stuffed with takeout menus. It’s a way of life.
Not so much here. I know my New Yorker husband misses his Chinese takeout, so...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other.
Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more.
A few weeks ago,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The University of California system is launching an effort to expand and focus research to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change.
UC President Janet Napolitano, in comments to be delivered Tuesday...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Hillshire Brands Co., the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage links and Ball Park franks, said Monday it will pay $165 million to buy Van's Natural Foods from Catterton Partners, a private equity firm.
The deal will add a line of healthful, frozen breakfast and...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The support for choosing "clean" foods, free of such chemicals as contained in pesticides, is broadening. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food sales grew by more than 7 percent last year, partly...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Walmart is moving into organic foods with the relaunch of the Wild Oats brand, the retailer announced Thursday.
The mass discounter is promising more affordable prices -- 25 percent savings compared to national brand organic products -- on everything...